Johnny Depp will be swapping his sword for a chocolate bar in his next big screen role.
The star will play Willy Wonka in a new adaptation of Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from Tim Burton. [read more]
Round the twist
THE YEAR’s hottest rediscovered star, Johnny Depp, had to settle for second place with his thriller Secret Window, which earned $21 million at the box office in its opening weekend. The week’s other new release, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London tanked with $7 million and derisive reviews.
The Passion of the Christ is still dominating the US box office — it took an estimated $30 million in its third weekend of release and it has now earned a total of $260 million. [read more]