Sacha Baron Cohen is in early negotiations to play the villain in Disney's Alice in Wonderland 2, which is reportedly now being called Through the Looking Glass.

Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are reprising their roles of The Mad Hatter and Alice from the 2010 blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, which earned over $1 billion at the box office during its theatrical run. No details were given for Sacha Baron Cohen's villainous character.

James Bobin is directing from a screenplay by Alice in Wonderland writer Linda Woolverton.

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Sacha Baron Cohen is expected to begin production on Paramount's Grimsby this summer, before shooting Alice in Wonderland 2. He is also developing The Lesbian for Paramount. The actor most recently starred in Les Miserables, and he previously worked with Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd.