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Willy Wonka Prequel brings Timothée Chalamet & Keegan-Michael Key together – Deets Inside (Photo credit – Wikipedia)
Warner Bros. has hired Keegan-Michael Key for his upcoming film Wonka, which will serve as the origin story for Willy Wonka, the main character in Roald Dahl’s famous children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The film ‘Wonka’ examines the upbringing of the man who later in life creates a candy wonderland, before Charlie, the golden tickets and the enchanted factory full of candy and wonder.
According to Variety, Keegan-Michael Key will appear in the film alongside Timothée Chalamet. While Timothée is ready to portray the title role of Willy Wonka, details of Keegan’s role and the overall storyline are still under wraps. By now, it’s safe to say that the story takes place before the world-famous factory was even on Wonka’s radar.
With Keegan Michael-Key scheduled to join the cast in Wonka, we walk down the lane and know that Roald’s sugar-coated children’s book from 1964 was the subject of various large adaptations. Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp both summed up the bizarre chocolatier in the classic from 1971 and the Tim Burton take from 2005. Netflix is also currently creating an animated show based on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Wonka is directed by ‘Paddington’ director Paul King and produced by Harry Potter’s David Heyman. Production for the film is slated to begin in September and it is a long time coming. The project has been in development since 2016 and is finally heading for the big screen. Aside from Keegan Michael Key and Timothée Chalamet, the rest of the cast remains a big secret for Wonka as the world behind the massive chocolate factory gates has yet to open up to us. Key’s role in the film is the most anticipated surprise!
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