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Marilyn Manson is NOT going to be Willy Wonka

by on Feb.04, 2001, under Movies

Warner Bros. issued a quick statement to offset a wildfire rumor started by the New York Post (helped to no end by a panicked Rosie O’Donnell) stating that “Neither Gary Ross nor Warner Bros. Pictures have any intention whatsoever of casting Marilyn Manson in the revered role of ‘Willy Wonka’ or any other role in the film.” See what happens when when a “credible” person with star power forgets to check any facts?

And don’t get me started as to my opinion as to whether they should even TOUCH this gem…

Seems that an interview with the Weird One in Interview magazine got misconstrued when they talked about the movie as being an influence on MM (and his very dark take on its symbolism), and him making the statement that if they remade it, “…I’m gonna be very upset, unless I get to play Willy Wonka, because I could play that role like nobody else could.” Since it IS in development, the Post put two and three together, and apparently came up with twelve…



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