- Film And TV
- 01 Dec 23
Watch the trailer for WONKA, starring Timothée Chalamet, below.
Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate- maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
From Paul King, writer/director of the Paddington films – and producers David Heyman, Alexandra Derbyshire and Luke Kelly – comes an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humour.
Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time – proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.
Starring alongside Chalamet are Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, with Olivia Colman and Hugh Grant.
The film also stars Natasha Rothwell, Rich Fulcher, Rakhee Thakrar, Tom
Davis and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.
Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2) and Paul King wrote the screenplay, based on a story by King and characters created by Roald Dahl. Michael Siegel, Cate Adams, Rosie Alison and Tim Wellspring are serving as executive producers.
King’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung; Oscar-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley; editor Mark Everson; Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming; and composer Joby Talbot. Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy has also written original songs for the film.
The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Wonka is released in cinemas in Ireland on December 8.
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