Lucas is Tweedledee

and Tweedledum in Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Little Britain actor Matt Lucas has been cast as both Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Tim Burton’s 3D adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

Lucas revealed the news on last week’s BBC’s Friday Night with Johnathan Ross.

Speaking about the roles, Lucas also said he was “very excited” to be joining the team:

“I think a lot of the work is going to be green screen but I’ve seen some set designs and what the characters are going to look like and they look absolutely extraordinary. I pinch myself when I think I’m going to be playing a part in a Disney movie directed by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp – I can’t quite believe it’s going to be happening.”

The characters appeared in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, as two fat brothers who complement each other’s words and never contradict each other, even when one of them, according to the famous nineteenth century nursery rhyme, “agrees to have a battle”.

Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is scheduled to hit theatres on March 5th 2010.