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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Prepare for a taste of adventure.Jul. 13, 2005UK115 Min.PG
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by John August, based on the 1964 British novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The film stars Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket, alongside David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy and Christopher Lee. The storyline follows Charlie as he wins a contest along with four other children and is led by Wonka on a tour of his chocolate factory.

Development for a second adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (filmed previously as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971) began in 1991, which resulted in Warner Bros. providing the Dahl Estate with total artistic control. Prior to Burton’s involvement, directors such as Gary Ross, Rob Minkoff, Martin Scorsese and Tom Shadyac had been involved, while actors Bill Murray, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Michael Keaton, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Adam Sandler, and many others, were either in discussion with or considered by the studio to play Wonka.

Burton immediately brought regular collaborators Depp and Danny Elfman aboard. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory represents the first time since The Nightmare Before Christmas (Which was produced by Burton) that Elfman contributed to a film score using written songs and his vocals. Filming took place from June to December 2004 at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released to positive critical reception and was a box office success, grossing $475 million worldwide.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Original title Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
IMDb Rating 6.6 401,424 votes
TMDb Rating 7 9,102 votes

Director

Tim Burton
Director

Cast

Freddie Highmore isCharlie Bucket
Charlie Bucket
Johnny Depp isWilly Wonka
Willy Wonka
David Kelly isGrandpa Joe
Grandpa Joe
Noah Taylor isMr. Bucket
Mr. Bucket
Missi Pyle isMrs. Beauregard
Mrs. Beauregard
James Fox isMr. Salt
Mr. Salt
AnnaSophia Robb isViolet Beauregarde
Violet Beauregarde
Julia Winter isVeruca Salt
Veruca Salt
Jordan Fry isMike Teavee
Mike Teavee

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