Sarah Michelle Gellar has been yanked as the title character in Alice, PageSix.com has learned. The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star was to headline in the latest "Eat me, Drink me" flick inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland stories. But now a source tells PageSix.com that casting directors are in talks with another actress, former Lost star Maggie Grace.
Ironically, Grace, 24, is currently starring opposite Gellar, 30, in Suburban Girl, alongside Alec Baldwin. Though no contract has been signed, Grace was always director Marcus Nispel's second choice, according to sources. The movie, based on the computer game American McGee's Alice, is slated for release next summer.
The story picks up Alice's tale a few years after her first adventures in Wonderland. She's now a disturbed young woman mourning the death of her parents as she returns to the land of talking animals and the wicked Queen of Hearts.
But fear not, Buffy fans, all is not lost. According to recent reports, everyone's favorite vampire slayer might be set for a small-screen return. "Never say never," Gellar's rep, Leslie Sloane-Zelnick, tells us.
PageSix.com can also confirm that Gellar has been offered guest roles on several existing cable and network TV shows.
EW! So not cool.