Genre: FANTASY / ADVENTURE / COMEDY / FAMILY
Release Dates: JULY 15, 2005
Official Websites: chocolatefactorymovie.warnerbros.com
Taglines: The factory opens July 15.
Production Company: Village Roadshow / The Zanuck Company / Plan B Entertainment
A boy from an impoverished family under the shadow of a giant chocolate factory named Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), wins a candy bar contest and is given a tour, along with four other children, of the amazing factory run by the eccentric Willy Wonka (played by Johnny Depp) and his staff of Oompa-Loompas.
Crew: Tim Burton (director); Ronald Dahl (book that film is based on); John August (screenplay); Brad Grey and Richard D. Zanuck (producer); Katterli Frauenfelder (co-producer); Brenda Berrisford and Derek Frey (associate producers); Bruce Berman, Graham Burke, Felicity Dahl, Michael Siegel and Patrick McCormick (executive producers)
Cast: Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket, Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Bucket, Sandra Darnell as Translator, James Fox as Mr. Salt, Jordan Fry as Mike Teavee, Dominique Gerrard as Salts Nuts Girl, Adam Godley as Mr. Teavee, Garrick Hagon as Denver Reporter, David Kelly as Grandpa Joe, Christopher Lee as Dr. Wilbur Wonka, Missi Pyle as Mrs. Beauregarde, Annasophia Robb as Violet Beauregarde, Deep Roy as Oompa-Loompas, Harry Taylor as Mr. Gloop, Noah Taylor as Father Bucket, Franziska Troegner as Mrs. Gloop, Philip Wiegratz as Augustus Gloop and Julia Winter as Veruca Salt
Studio: Warner Brothers
Film Fetish trivia:
Martin Scorsese was at one point attached to direct Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Nicolas Cage and Michael Keaton were all considered for the role of Willy Wonka.
Marilyn Manson also badly wanted the part of Willy Wonka. Depp used shock rocker Manson as his inspiration for his performance.