When it comes to Willie Wonka, I’m at a total loss. I know there was Wonka gum and candy. There’s also the classic film with Gene Wilder and the adaptation from Tim Burton (both I’ve never really watched). This new version from Paul King (Paddington) appears to be prequel, with Timothee Chalamet (Dune) in the lead role. Patterson Joseph (Neverwhere, The Beach), Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), Hugh Grant (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves), Olivia Colman (The Father), Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids), and Sally Hawkins (Paddington).
Wonka premieres in theatres this Christmas.