Take a look, and you’ll see… the whimsical Wonka trailer.
The first in-depth look at the upcoming prequel from Warner Bros. featuring Timothée Chalamet as the chocolate lover sees the actor transform into a young Willy Wonka – and also features a glimpse of Hugh Grant’s Oompa Loompa. In the film, the chocolatier has to face a chocolate cartel that wants to prevent him from practicing his trade.
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THE Wonka The trailer debuted at CinemaCon in April, following the film’s first appearance at the 2022 Las Vegas convention, where Chalamet was revealed to have seven “heartfelt” and “cheerful” musical numbers.
The Oscar nominee stars alongside Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Calah Lane, Colin O’Brien, Matt Lucas, Simon Farnaby, Natasha Rothwell, Rufus Jones and more. The prequel takes place before the events of Roald Dahl’s book Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory and recounts the “lively and mythical beginnings of the imaginative young inventor before he became the famous Mozart of chocolate”, according to Warners.
In a previous conversation with The Hollywood ReporterKey praised Chalamet’s portrayal of the chocolatier, saying there was an ease in the way he played him.
“There’s this quality of hope that he gives to the character, a kind of indomitable quality that he will never let go, he’s always ready for the next thing,” said the Schmidadon! says the actor. “He’s like, ‘OK, that didn’t work? We’ll do this, and we’ll try something else. And Timothée Chalamet, what can I say? Damn it! This kid, you know, he exudes charisma and wonderful confidence. he’s just a really delightful artist.
Paul King directed the prequel from a script he co-wrote with Farnaby, who also stars in it. David Heyman, Luke Kelly and Alexandra Derbyshire are producing.
Wonka hits theaters before winter break on December 15.
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