“If you want to view paradise…” simply tune into a new Warner Bros. trailer and you’ll at least get a glimpse of how it all started. Yesterday the studio released a first peek at “Wonka,” the new musical fantasy starring Timothée Chalamet.
Acting as a prequel to 1971’s “Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory” (starring Gene Wilder), which was itself an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s book “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory,” this time Chalamet dons the big top hat. Director Paul King co-wrote the story with Simon Farnaby.
The clip gives you a feel for the movie and how they stay true to the Gene Wilder tone. We even get a look at Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa!
The cast includes Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Keegan-Michael Key, Matthew Baynton, Matt Lucas, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Natasha Rothwell, Simon Farnaby, Paterson Joseph, Tom Davis, Rakhee Thakrar, Justin Edwards, Colin O’Brien, Ellie White, Freya Parker and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.
The whimsical “Wonka” is due out just ahead of Christmas on December 15th. See the trailer below.
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