Kelly Osbourne, of hit TV series The Osbournes, is to star in Malice In Sunderland, a contemporary reworking of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.

Simon Fellows is to direct the UK-German co-production, with shooting scheduled to shoot later this year. Mark Byrne of the UK's What's The Story is producing, while Christian Beutel of MagicWorx GmbH (Germany) is co-producing.

Solveig Langeland of Bjorg Veland's BV International Pictures will handle international sales for the film.

The film is part of a joint venture between What's the Story and MagicWorx to co-develop features. Also in the works is family adventure film The Life & Adventures Of Santa Claus.