Alice in Wonderland gets 'sexy' TV makeover

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The four-hour live action adventure, based on the 1865 Lewis Carroll story, will star Tim Curry and Kathy Bates.

Bradford-born actor Andrew-Lee Potts is also cast together with relative newcomer Caterina Scorsone, who will play Alice.

It comes as a new Alice in Wonderland film from Tim Burton which stars Johnny Depp, who will play the Mad Hatter, is due to be released in March 2010.

In Willing's version, the main character Alice Hamilton is an independent 20-something in an outlandish city of twisted towers and casinos run by a Queen of Hearts played by Kathy Bates.

Carroll's flamingos are then turned into a cross between motorbikes and biplanes.

At the show's launch in Los Angeles, Willing said his version would be "much racier, tougher and sexier".

"Our show is very different from faithful adaptations of 'Alice in Wonderland'," he said...

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