Netflix’s Alice in Wonderland movie casts Sabrina Carpenter
Sabrina Carpenter is set to fall down the rabbit hole in Netflix’s musical re-imagining of children’s classic Alice in Wonderland.
Looks like we’ll be taking a trip through the looking glass with Netflix sometime in the nebulous future. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Carpenter is set to produce and star in the streaming platform’s Alice.
The project will be a musical re-imagining of the beloved children’s classic, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Carpenter is coming hot off the heels of the success of Netflix’s dance film, Work It, which has been a part of the platform’s increasing dominance over the teen movie market.
While Work It was executive produced by Carpenter, Alice will be the first project under her debut production company, At Last Productions.
According to THR:
"[Alice] will be a contemporary take on the classic Lewis Carroll story. While details are being kept under wraps, the modern-day musical will be set against the backdrop of a music festival called “Wonderland."
Without more information, it’s difficult to know for certain what to expect with Alice, however, Carpenter is also a pop star.
Much of the buzz surrounding the project is certain to center on what she’ll be bringing to the table. Hopefully, it’s something fresh since the last major Alice in Wonderland film–Alice Through the Looking Glass–was released by Disney in 2016.
Setting the film at a music festival is a point in the newest Alice adaptation’s favor. It establishes that this isn’t your great-grandmother’s Alice and hints at the possibility of a higher rating.
Netflix’s Alice could go the route of Julie and the Phantoms tween/teen appropriate viewing experience whilst still bringing the kind of rocking out one would expect from a music festival called Wonderland. Or it could explore more adult themes, we won’t know ’til we learn more, but we’re definitely intrigued.