The first trailer for Warner Bros. prequel, Wonka, delivers us Timothee Chalamet as the classic character. See it in cinemas from December 15th.
Those of us over a certain age will remember the classic Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory movie. The musical film featured one of the best performances by the late Gene Wilder as the eccentric confectioner. The story was revisited by Tim Burton and Johnny Depp in the remake, now titled properly as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Despite yet another great performance by Depp, the film couldn’t get close to the original filmed version.
This December, Warner Bros. is bringing us back to the world created by Roald Dahl in his classic novel. This time, however, it is in the form of a musical prequel. The movie, Wonka, stars Timothee Chalamet as Willy Wonka. The film features a star-studded cast that includes Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, and even Hugh Grant playing the role of an Oompa-Loompa. The trailer for the movie has arrived and it transports us to a whimsical Candyland setting. To a world of pure imagination!
Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
The film is directed by Paul King from a screenplay he wrote with Simon Farnaby. The original songs for the film are contributed by Neil Hannon, while its original score is provided by Joby Talbot. And the film is produced by David Heyman, Luke Kelly, and Alexandra Derbyshire.
Wonka will be delivering us a sweet treat when it opens on December 15th from Warner Bros. Pictures.
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