Date: 3rd June 2004

More cast added to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The parts of Violet and Veruca have been cast for director Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Johnny Depp has already been cast as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket.

According to Comingsoon Annasophia Robb will take on the part of Violet Beauregarde and newcomer Julia Winter will take on Veruca Salt.

Annasophia will be seen in the upcoming Because of Winn-Dixie, which is due out in January, 2005.

This will be Julia Winter's first film. Julia's character, Veruca had to act out scenes with potential actors for the role of Mike Teevee. The parts of Mike Teevee and Augustus Gloop are yet to be decided.

In the Warner Bros adaptation of the Roald Dahl book, five golden tickets are hidden beneath the wrappers of Willy Wonka's chocolate bars.

The winning children are invited through the gates of Mr Wonka's Chocolate Factory to see all the secrets and magic inside and to meet Mr Wonka and his staff of Oompa-Loompas.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will start filming later this summer at London's Pinewood Studios.

Source: Press Release