A Raunchy “Alice In Wonderland”

He died last weekend leaving a legacy of classic films, such as “The Devils” and “Women in Love,” that led to tributes from across the film world. But this may not be the last the world sees of Ken Russell. A raunchy musical version of “Alice in Wonderland,” which the director had been working on at the time of his death, is expected to be made by the same team who were working with him, incorporating his ideas but with a new director. Russell had hoped to attract an all-star cast of some of his favourite actors from his long career. Roger Daltrey, the Who frontman who appeared in Russell’s rock musical “Tommy,” is understood to have been approached. Russell was also hoping to approach Lady Gaga and Rihanna to sing on the film. BTW, my favorite fun fact in all the Russell obits was learning that he made music for a controversial 2003 film called “Pornography: The Musical,” in which “porn stars sang about their experiences.”

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