Actor Dwayne Johnson has specialized in action movies, so it would be quite interesting to see him as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Dwayne Johnson revealed in Instagram that he was considered to play Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) of Tim Burton, the remake of the classic Billy Wilder from the 70s.
The action star released a clip from the movie revealing that it is not only one of his favorite movies, but that he was showing it to his daughters for the first time, which brought back the crazy story about how he almost did the remake that was starred by Johnny Depp. Dwayne Johnson and Johnny Depp are two very different actors who have nothing to do … That is clear.
“This is how a good action shines, in a tired world. This morning I introduced our babies to one of my favorite movies of all time. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). They loved it and now they wait for me to deliver a room full of chocolate and sweets. That will be my next project. A little cool history. In the early 2000s, iconic director Tim Burton had considered me to play Willy Wonka. Since he was preparing his new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. " Dwayne Johnson shared.
At that time it was not so well known.
This is an incredible story. Since it is unclear what Tim Burton saw in Dwayne Johnson that made him think that the former fighter would be great to bring to life the eccentric owner of a candy maker. At that time he had done The Scorpion King (2002), Amazon Treasure (2003), Stomping (2004) and Be cool (2005). So he was far from the great star he is now.
Dwayne Johnson also mentions this in his Instagram post, noting that Charlie's eventual lead in the chocolate factory, Johnny Depp, was perhaps the world's biggest star in 2005.
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