O remake de 2005 do clássico A Fantástica Fábrica de Chocolate conta com Johnny Depp no papel do excêntrico Willy Wonka, mas a história poderia ter sido muito diferente.
Em seu instagram, Dwayne Johnson contou que foi considerado para o papel pelo diretor Tim Burton. Confira:
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This morning I introduced our babies to one of my all time fav films – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. They loved it and now fully expect me to deliver a room full of chocolate and candy. That’ll be my next project 🤣 Some cool history – back in the early 2000’s, iconic director, Tim Burton had considered me to play Willy Wonka is his remake, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I remember thinking “HOLY SHIT, IM IN” 🎶 😳🙋🏽♂️ But that was many years ago when I was just starting out in Hollywood with no foundation of global box office strength or any real acting experience to even pull it off. The role, of course went to Johnny Depp, who at that time was the biggest star in the world. The rest was history. And down the road I went. The fact that Tim even considered me (albeit I’m sure he considered for all of 7 seconds:) sure meant a helluva lot to me as I was just breaking in to the business with no idea what the future had in store. I’ll always raise a glass 🥃 to the dreams that don’t come true, because sometimes they’re the best thing that never happened. #BigBrownBaldTattooedWonka 🍫💪🏾
“Nesta manhã, apresentei a meus filhos a um dos meus filmes favoritos de todos os tempos – Willy Wonka & A Fantástica Fábrica de Chocolate’. Eles amaram e agora esperam que eu entregue uma sala cheia de chocolates e doces. Será meu próximo projeto. Curiosidade: lá nos anos 2000, o icônico diretor Tim Burton me considerou como candidato para viver Willy Wonka no seu remake. Tenho certeza que isso durou apenas sete segundos.”