Reported by THR’s Risky Biz earlier today, Warner Bros. is in the works to bring Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the Broadway stage. The spectacle is set to be produced by American Beauty director Sam Mendes’ production company Neal Street Productions, with Mendes also rumored to direct.
Popular Scottish playwrite David Grieg is set to write the book, with Scott Wittman and Hairspray alumni Marc Shaiman set compose.
This is not the first time that a Broadway show has been spun-off from a Hollywood film. In the past, the stage has graced us with faithful and popular adaptations of The Full Monty, The Little Mermaid and Shrek. Let’s see if Charlie can hold note.