Sam Mendes Tackles ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Musical & ‘Chesil Beach’

While director Sam Mendes waits for things to be resolved over at MGM regarding Bond 23 he’ll be directing a stage musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel Chesil Beach.

Deadline reports that Mendes is in discussion with Carey Mulligan to play the lead in Chesil Beach, “which takes place in the UK in 1963 and revolves around two repressed virgins in their early twenties whose attempt to consummate ends badly. Their futile attempt at lovemaking leads to doubt and recriminations.”

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