Movie Premiere Press Release - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere


The World Premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
Sunday, July 10, 2005

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WHAT: The World Premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Zanuck Company / Plan B Production of a Tim Burton Film: Johnny Depp stars in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and also starring Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, with Deep Roy and Christopher Lee. Directed by Tim Burton from a screenplay by John August, the film is produced by Brad Grey and Richard D. Zanuck. Patrick McCormick, Felicity Dahl, Michael Siegel, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman executive produce. Director of photography is Philippe Rousselot, A.F.C./A.S.C. Production designed by Alex McDowell. Edited by Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E. Costume designer is Gabriella Pescucci. Music by Danny Elfman.

WHEN: Sunday, July 10th Crew Arrivals: 1:00 PM Celebrity Arrivals: 2:00 PM Screening: 3:00 PM

WHERE: Grauman's Chinese Theatre 6925 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA

WHO: From the film: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, AnnaSophia Robb, Julia Winter, Jordan Fry, Deep Roy, director Tim Burton, producer Richard D. Zanuck and composer Danny Elfman will be joined by celebrity guests to be announced shortly.

Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (JOHNNY DEPP) and Charlie Bucket (FREDDIE HIGHMORE), a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory.

Your coverage of this event is invited. Press Credentials will be issued at the event.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. This film is rated PG by the MPAA for "quirky situations, action and mild language."

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens nationwide on Friday, July 15th.


    Warner Bros. Pictures, Burbank
    Broadcast: Ariana Swan, 818-954-3781
    Print: Jeff Hare, 818-954-6292
    Photo: Michael Taylor, 818-954-6585
    Online: Brenda Falitz, 818-954-6676
    International: Johnny Jones, 818-954-1268

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