Grandpa Joe Picked for Chocolate Tour!

Promised to be darker and more like the book- what more could you want? Inside you’ll find out who joins Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Annasophia Robb and Julia Winter in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake. Warner Bros. films is set to hit theaters July 15th, 2005.
The Hollywood Reporter writes:

David Kelly has nabbed the role of Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

The project is based on the celebrated Roald Dahl book, in which a young boy named Charlie and his grandfather tour a candy factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka. The book was made into a film in 1971, with the screenplay by Dahl, but titled “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

According to Warners, Burton’s take, with a screenplay by John August, will skew more closely toward the book than the 1971 version. Kelly, who starred in “Waking Ned Devine,” joins Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie.

Kevin McCormick is overseeing for the studio. Producing are Brad Grey and Richard D. Zanuck, while Liccy Dahl, Michael Siegal and McCormick are executive producers. Kelly’s other recent credits include “Laws of Attraction” and “Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter