Keegan-Michael Key joins Timothée Chalamet in Willy Wonka origin story

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Keegan-Michael Key has joined the cast of Wonka, the upcoming origin story about the eccentric chocolate factory owner, time limit Report.

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Timothée Chalamet is the only other cast member yet to be announced – he will play a younger version of Willy Wonka. Key’s role is yet to be confirmed. Plot details are being kept secret, but we do know that the film will focus on Wonka’s early days, when he opened his infamous chocolate factory. There are also going to be some musical numbers in the film.

A-listers have played chocolatiers in the past, with Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Johnny Depp landed the role for Tim Burton’s 2005 reboot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel, the original film’s story follows Charlie, a young boy who lives in poverty and wins one of five gold tickets to visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. which is otherwise closed to the public. The other four children with Golden Tickets grant their wishes during the tour and are evicted from the factory in a variety of darkly comical ways, until only Charlie is left and Willy Wonka appoints him as the heir to the chocolate factory. nominated in.

The film’s current release date is March 17, 2023. Paddington Director Paul King will lead the project, and he co-wrote the screenplay with him. Paddington 2 Writing Partner Simon Farnby.

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Meanwhile, Key was last seen in the Netflix films The Prom and Jingle Jungle: A Christmas Journey, while on the small screen she last starred in the musical comedy Schmigadoon! on Apple TV Plus.

While we wait for Wonka to hit the big screen, check out our list of other upcoming movies To be excited about 2021 and beyond.

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