Sam Mendes to Direct Stage Version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Cinematical reports that Sam Mendes has found a new project. “Mendes will direct a new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, according to Deadline.

Unfortunately, though, this is not another case of rebooting something Tim Burton ruined with his own remake. Rather, this Willy Wonka production is for the stage, a musical show from songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and playwright David Grieg to open in London and later move to Broadway.”

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