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Kinnear To Star In Young Frankenstein?

GREG KINNEAR is reportedly being considered for the lead role in the forthcoming Broadway production of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. The AS GOOD AS IT GETS actor reportedly met with director MEL BROOKS in Los Angeles this...

Mel Brooks Plans 'Young Frank' Musical

Movie mogul MEL BROOKS is bringing his horror comedy YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to the stage after wowing audiences with THE PRODUCERS. The actor/writer has told internet radio talk show THE YOUNG TURKS that the musical adaptation...

Mel Brooks Revisits Young Frankenstein

Funnyman MEL BROOKS is hoping to follow up his smash-hit THE PRODUCERS musical by bringing his YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN comedy to the Broadway, New York stage. Brooks is considering reworking his 1974 comedy, starring GENE...

'Oompa Loompa' Lies Are Exposed

A man from Nevada has been exposed as a liar after claiming to be an Oompa Loompa in the 1970s GENE WILDER movie WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Actor and hairstylist EZZY DAME,...

Oompa Loompa's Snub Fury

Original Oompa Loompa MALCOLM DIXON is heartbroken he was not invited to star in TIM BURTON's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY remake. The 70-year-old performer, who is 1.2 metres (4 feet 1 inches) tall,...

Depp Invented Wonka Voice During Child's Play

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY star JOHNNY DEPP invented his quirky WILLY WONKA voice while playing with his daughter LILY-ROSE MELODY. The Hollywood heart-throb always auditions his future characters on the six-year-old, because...

Original Charlie Only Speaks About The Film One Day A Year

The original CHARLIE from cult 1971 movie WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY makes only one public appearance a year to discuss the film. Reclusive PETER OSTRUM was just 13 when he made the...

Wilder Thanks Brooks For His Success

GENE WILDER has thanked close friend and filmmaker MEL BROOKS for saving his career by giving him plum roles in classic comedies THE PRODUCERS, BLAZING SADDLES and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Wilder, now 72, counts Brooks'...

Wilder Retracts Depp Criticism

LATEST: Movie funnyman GENE WILDER has hailed JOHNNY DEPP as a "magical" choice to play WILLY WONKA in upcoming film CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - weeks after attacking Depp's casting in the movie remake....

Wilder Escaped Hollywood To Retain His Sanity

Veteran funnyman GENE WILDER has no regrets about leaving Hollywood at the peak of his movie career in the 1970s, because he fears he would have had a breakdown if he'd remained in Los Angeles....

Wilder: 'Wonka Remake Is All About Money'

Movie funnyman GENE WILDER has attacked TIM BURTON's choice of JOHNNY DEPP to play WILLY WONKA in upcoming film CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY as a money-making ploy. Wilder, who played Wonka in the...

Burton Unimpressed With Wonka Movie

Director TIM BURTON is adamant his CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY movie remains true to the original novel, after being unimpressed with the 1971 film adaptation. GENE WILDER played ROALD DAHL's literary creation in...

Wilder Reveals The Truth About Gilda In New Tell-all

Movie funnyman GENE WILDER has poured out his heart about his late wife GILDA RADNER in a new book, revealing that the comedienne was a bulimic binge drinker with a terrible insecurity complex. In...

Charlie And Chocolate Factory Tops Family Poll

Movie classic CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY has been voted the top family film of all time. The 1971 film - starring funnyman GENE WILDER as WILLY WONKA - beat box office smash...

The Producers Set For The Big Screen

NATHAN LANE and MATTHEW BRODERICK are to take their hit stage musical THE PRODUCERS to the big screen next year (05). The project began as a film in 1968 with GENE WILDER and ZERO...

Burton Slams Original Willy Wonka Film

Eccentric director TIM BURTON is desperate to start work on his remake of childrens' classic WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - because he's keen to improve upon the "sappy" and "weird" original. The...

The Rock's Instant Karma

Wrestler-turned-actor THE ROCK has signed up to star as a safecracker in movie comedy INSTANT KARMA. THE SCORPION KING muscleman - whose character dies and is then reincarnated as a series of different animals...

Stars To Light Up Gilda's House

EUGENE LEVY will join a host of Canadian stars taking part in the second annual IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING variety show, which benefits late comedienne GILDA RADNER's charity GILDA'S HOUSE OF GREATER TORONTO. Levy,...

Emmy Nominations Announced

The nomination's for this year's EMMY AWARDS have been announced - with black comedy/drama SIX FEET UNDER leading the race with 16 nominations. It is hotly followed by political drama THE WEST WING, which...

Beckham Tests The Producers

Former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM is hotly pursuing a big screen career - by begging to screen test for THE PRODUCERS. The 2 BECOME 1 star made enquiries to studio UNIVERSAL, who are remaking...

Aniston And Pitt To Revive The Chocolate Factory

JENNIFER ANISTON and BRAD PITT are bringing a new version of ROALD DAHL'S classic novel CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to movie screens. The Hollywood couple will serve as producers of the WARNER BROS...

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