Thursday, February 01, 2001

Coming Attractions - Willy Wonka

From a Warner Bros. release Thursday morning:

Contrary to a false and misleading report published in the Jan. 31 edition of the New York Post, singer Marilyn Manson has not been cast in a role in the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Additionally, the director of the project is not Tim Burton, as falsely stated in the Post. Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Dave, Big) is directing the film, currently in development at the Studio, from a screenplay by Scott Frank (Out of Sight), which he is adapting from the beloved Roald Dahl novel. Neither Gary Ross nor Warner Bros. Pictures have any intention whatsoever of casting Marilyn Manson in the revered role of 'Willy Wonka' or any other role in the film. Warner Bros. Pictures has requested that the New York Post issue a retraction of this erroneous story immediately.

Whew. Big sigh of relief, kids. Reality has returned to its original size and shape. :)


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