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Manson does Wonka

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

Satanic rocker Marilyn Manson is about to lick an 'everlasting gobstopper.' Manson, recently separated from actress Rose McGowan, is set to star in a remake of the classic children's movie "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."

Manson has told London's Sun newspaper, "I really see the movie as a metaphor. I see Willy Wonka as Satan because he presents people with the temptation of picking good and evil, and they all pick evil.

"Willy Wonka is one of my favorite movies, and I think I can play that role like no one else." That's for sure!

This latest version from Warner Brothers will be directed by Tim Burton, who gave us "Edward Scissorhands" and "Batman."

The controversial singer says those who condemn his act should give him a chance as the new R-rated Wonka.

"The film will still have a beautiful message -- our hero Charlie does a good, honest deed," Manson insists.

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