Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson will play "Alice in Wonderland" author Lewis Carroll in a movie that also marks his writing and directing debut.

Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, is heading to the upcoming Berlin Film Festival's European Film Market to drum up financial support for "Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll," which is budgeted at about $4.2 million.

The film is set to begin production in the summer.

"It's a kind of art house horror; what people expect from Manson, they're going to get here," said the film's producer, Alain de la Mata of French sales company Wild Bunch.

Manson will attend Berlin to preview some of the music he has composed for the film as well as a trailer featuring the production's early art and costume design.

The Berlin Film Festival runs February 9-19.