Fresh from a blockbuster such as Dune, which among the numerous advantages has also been able to boast of a stellar cast, Timothée Chalamet returned to the set to shoot Wonka, a new film about the origins of the character of Willy Wonka who, apparently, will be able to field a truly amazing cast and production team.
Here is Wonka’s stellar cast (and team)
The Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Dune, The King) will play the lead role in a story set before the events of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The acclaimed director Paul King of the Paddington series will end up being behind the camera as a director, along with the Oscar-nominated producer David Heyman (Harry Potter, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) who will produce the film together with Luke Kelly (Witches) And Alexandra Derbyshire (Jurassic World: Dominion).
After the news of the acquisition of the rights to the works of Roald Dahl by Netflix, Warner Bros was quick to announce the cast of Wonka who, in addition to Chalament, will see the participation of numerous other Hollywood stars.
Among these will be the Oscar winner Olivia Colman (The Favorite), Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), the Oscar nominated Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and the previously Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key (The Prom). They will join them Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, And Matt Lucas, as well as Mathew Baynton (Ghosts), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Rich Fulcher (Marriage Story), Paterson Joseph (Noughts + Crosses), Calah Lane (The Day Shall Come), Colin O’Brien (The Mothership), Natasha Rothwell (White Lotus), Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education) ed Ellie White (The Other One).
Paul King wrote the script for the film with his Paddington 2 co-writer, Simon Farnaby.
According to a press release, the film’s behind-the-scenes creative team also includes the Oscar-nominated cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (Anna Karenina, Atonement); the Oscar-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley (Tenet, Dunkirk); the fitter Mark Everson (Paddington); and the Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (Paddington).
Neil Hannon of the band The Divine Comedy is writing the original songs for the production.
Shooting for the film is taking place in the UK and is already scheduled for theatrical release March 17, 2023.