The Paul King-directed film 'Wonka' explores the eccentric inventor and chocolate maker Willy Wonka's early years before he founded his spectacular chocolate factory.
Wonka, directed by Paddington director Paul King and written by Simon Rich, stars Timothée Chalamet. Roald Dahl's 1964 children's novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory served as Wonka's inspiration. Hugh Grant's character, the Oompa-Loompa, can be seen singing and dancing with Timothee Chalamet's Wonka in the new trailer from the origin narrative.
In the new film, which also stars Calah Lane, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Matt Lucas, and Sally Hawkins, Chalamet will demonstrate his singing and dancing prowess.
Wonka trailer review
Based on the extraordinary character at the heart of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, one of the all-time best-selling children's books and Roald Dahl's most famous, "Wonka" tells the wonderful tale of how the greatest inventor, magician, and chocolatier in the world came to be known as the lovable Willy Wonka we know today.
The trailer is an enthralling blend of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor, and is the work of Paul King, writer/director of the film.
Wonka is a prequel to the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which starred Gene Wilder. Additionally, Johnny Depp portrayed the role in Tim Burton's 2005 film adaptation.
The film is produced by Alexandra Derbyshire and Luke Kelly. The screenplay is written by Simon Farnaby and Paul King and is based on a Roald Dahl and King novel. Warner Bros. Pictures will release Wonka internationally; it will premiere in North America on December 15, 2023, and in theaters and IMAX locations across the world starting on December 6, 2023.