Keegan-Michael Key Joins Timothée Chalamet in ‘Wonka’

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Following the success of his AppleTV+ comedy music series SchmigadoonKeegan-Michael Key is said to have signed for wonkahandjob time limit informed of. The film is the origin story of Roald Dahl’s popular character Willy Wonka, who later founded the world’s most famous chocolate factory.

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The Emmy-winning actor is the second announcement as far as the cast of the film is concerned. was the first call me by your name Actor Timothée Chalamet.

Keegan-Michael Key | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

Details about Ki’s role in the film have not been revealed.

Which character he will play in the film has not been disclosed. He ventured into the world of television with his sketch series with Jordan Peele, key and peel between 2012 and 2015. He has played many roles in films pitch perfect 2 To toy story 4. Widely regarded as a comedian, his most recent musical comedy series Schmigadoon He has been widely appreciated by both fans and critics.

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The film will star Chalamet as Willy Wonka, the owner of the world’s largest chocolate factory, time limit informed earlier. After several scheduling conflicts, Chalamet finally said yes to the film.

The film will also give Chalamet a chance to showcase his singing and dancing talents, the first commercial franchise lead for Chalamet. Reportedly, the film could also be a musical or it could have at least some musical numbers, for which Chalamet has been given time to prepare. That shouldn’t be a problem for Key, who was also seen in Netflix’s Music class dance Last year.

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The film will be considered as Wonka’s origin story and a prequel to the 2005 film. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It will reportedly revolve around a young Wonka and his adventures. It will focus on Wonka’s journey before the arrival of the Chocolate Factory.

Chalamet will step into bigger ‘Wonka’ shoes

As the film’s title character, Chalamet will step into the shoes left behind by such famous actors as Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.

Both actors played Wonka in two different movies. While Wilder played a role in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Depp stepped down to play the role in 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Wilder received rave reviews for her role as Wonka, but Depp’s version left the film’s critics and audiences divided.

With a new iteration, a different story, and a new face for the character of the popular inventor and chocolate maker, that may be changing.

One notable difference from other films based on Dahl’s characters is the absence of Charlie Bucket. Balti is the protagonist and one of five children from the Chocolate Factory in two of Dahl’s novels. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory And Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

What else do we know about the film?

Paul King will direct the film based on a screenplay co-written with Simone Farnaby. However the screenplay has been tinkered with in the past by several writers such as Simon Rich, Simon Stephenson, Jeff Nathanson and Steven Levenson. David Heyman, K harry potter Films, along with Apni Heyday Films, will produce the film.

The film, which is currently in pre-production, is currently slated for release in March 2023.

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