Douglas Hodge, who has appeared in Outnumbered and the 2010 remake of Robin Hood, will star as the famous character once played by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.
The musical, taking place at London's Theatre Royal, will be directed by Skyfall director Sam Mendes.
Music and lyrics are by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who created the lyrics for Hairspray.
It is not known who will be playing the role of Charlie Bucket.
Tickets for the new musical go on public sale on October 15, for performances from May 18, 2013 until the end of the current booking period on November 30, 2013.
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