Warner Bros. is reportedly looking at big names, including Donald Glover and Ryan Gosling, to headline their upcoming Willy Wonka movie. Directed by Paddington’s Paul King, the film is said to be a prequel that could act as an origin story of sorts for the famed candy entrepreneur. One thing the project will not be, however, is another retelling of the popular Charlie and the Chocolate Factory novel that’s been adapted for the big screen multiple times, meaning this will be an entirely new narrative for audiences to experience.
Willy Wonka first entered development back in 2016 and has been slowly coming together ever since. Now that King is on board to helm the film, the next order of business is finding an actor to portray the title character. And if people were dismissive of a Wonka prequel, the names WB is eyeing is sure to command attention and proves the studio is going the extra mile.
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