Winona Ryder to star in Tim Burton’s next

Hollywood actress Winona Ryder has been cast as the lead in Tim Burton’s new animated movie Frankenweenie. The Girl, Interrupted star is set to lend her voice to the role of Elsa in the feature-length version of Burton’s 1984 short film.The 38-year-old actress will be starring alongside Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, who will take on the voice of Mr Rzykruski – as well as Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara, who will play five different characters each.

Scripted by John August, Frankenweenie tells the story of a pet owner who manages to bring his dead dog back to life after he is hit by a car. It is due for release by Walt Disney Pictures in March 2012.

Burton also recently signed up to work on Monsterpocalypse, which is to be based on the popular monster-battle board game and centres around a group of giant monsters attacking the earth, only to find that humans will fight back.