Willy Wonka and his world of chocolate is about to return to the big screen in 2023. With the help of Warner Bros., the character of the iconic giant hat will leave Johnny Deep aside to be taken to the cinema in a prequel starring Timothée Chalamet, who will share scenes with the iconic Rowan Atkinson, known worldwide as Mr. Bean. While the Dune star has already revealed his characterization, a new report indicates that this movie will actually be a musical version.
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According to what is shared by the specialized portal Collider, Time magazine has revealed that Chalamet has been recording original songs for the film at the Abbey Road studio in London, with which this new project will follow the line of its predecessors. In addition, – continues the aforementioned medium -, it is known that the renowned songwriter and singer Neil Hannon is in charge of writing the songs.
For now, Screen Rant has shared a clip obtained from a rural village in England, where the new Wonka can be seen in a musical sequence. This would have been confirmed with leaked images from the filming set.
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The film has high expectations around its premiere, much of it is due to the presence of the protagonist of Call me by your name. However, the rest of the cast has also thrilled fans, including big stars such as Keegan-Michael Key, Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Mathew Baynton, Jim Carter and Rich Fulcher. Recently, the prequel also featured Sally Hawkins and Oscar winner Olivia Colman.
Wonka is directed by Paul King, recognized for his work on the Paddington films. The filmmaker is working on a script he produced with Paddington 2 co-writer Farnaby. David Heyman will produce the film for Heyday Films, alongside Luke Kelly, with executive producers Michael Siegel and Alexandra Derbyshire.
When is Wonka released?
The prequel titled Wonka has a release date scheduled for March 17, 2023.