New footage from the upcoming Wonka was proven off at 2023’s CinemaCon, together with the information that the movie will star Hugh Grant as an Ooma Loompa.
Throughout Warner Bros. Discovery’s presentation on the annual commerce present, footage from its upcoming film based mostly on the Roald Dahl character Willy Wonka was proven. In line with ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis, Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka could be seen on a tropical island, describing himself as a magician, inventor, and chocolate maker.
The footage additionally exhibits Wonka presenting chocolate with a magical impact to individuals, earlier than it closes with Willy Wonka assembly Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa trapped in a big jar.
In a short message from Chalamet, he described the upcoming tackle Willy Wonka as one that’s a lot much less cynical than the one which Gene Wilder performed within the iconic 1971 movie. “It is a Willy that is stuffed with pleasure and hope,” stated Chalamet.
The information that Hugh Grant can be starring within the film additionally confirms a report from final 12 months. It’s unclear whether or not or not Grant will play only one Oompa Loompa or many, nevertheless.
“The movie relies on characters by Roald Dahl, impressed particularly by one in every of Dahl’s most beloved characters, Willy Wonka, and takes place earlier than the occasions of Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility,” reads the synopsis.
The film additionally stars Rowan Atkinson, Matthew Baynton, Jim Carter, Olivia Colman, Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby, Wealthy Fulcher, Sally Hawkins, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Paterson Joseph, Keegan-Michael Key, Calah Lane, Matt Lucas, Colin O’Brien, Natasha Rothwell, Rakhee Thakrar, and Ellie White.
Wonka is directed by BAFTA nominee Paul King (Paddington, The Mighty Boosh) who wrote the screenplay together with Simon Farnaby. Producers embrace David Heyman, Luke Kelly, and Alexandra Derbyshire.