Keegan Michael Key joins Timothee Chalamet in Warner Bros.’ Wonka origin story movie

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Keegan Michael Key joins Timothee Chalamet in Warner Bros.’ Wonka origin story movie










Warner Bros. are rounding out the solid for its upcoming Wonka, an origin story concerning the beloved Willy Wonka character, with Keegan Michael Key signing on.

The studio had introduced aboard Timothee Chalamet in May to play the title character, beforehand performed on the massive display screen by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.

There is not any phrase but on what character the 50-year-old Key could play in the movie, in accordance with a report from Deadline.

Keegan cast: Warner Bros. are rounding out the cast for its upcoming Wonka, an origin story about the beloved Willy Wonka character, with Keegan Michael Key signing on

Keegan solid: Warner Bros. are rounding out the solid for its upcoming Wonka, an origin story concerning the beloved Willy Wonka character, with Keegan Michael Key signing on

The challenge will observe the adventures of the younger Willy Wonka earlier than opening his iconic chocolate manufacturing facility.

The manufacturing is alleged to have a number of musical scenes the place Chalamet will get to point out off his singing and dancing expertise.

It can be believed that this story will showcase how Wonka first met the Oompa Loompas earlier than constructing his chocolate manufacturing facility.

Song and dance: The production is said to have several musical scenes where Chalamet will get to show off his singing and dancing skills

Song and dance: The manufacturing is alleged to have a number of musical scenes the place Chalamet will get to point out off his singing and dancing expertise

Paul King (Paddington, Paddington 2) will direct Wonka from a script he co-wrote together with his Paddington 2 co-writer Simon Farnaby.

The challenge had gone via quite a lot of earlier iterations written by Simon Rich, Simon Stephenson, Jeff Nathanson, and Steven Levenson.

David Heyman is producing via his Heyday Films, alongside Luke Kelly and Alexandra Derbyshire, with Michael Siegel govt producing. 

Warner Bros. first explored the world of Willy Wonka in 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, based mostly on Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. 

The studio then put collectively a extra trustworthy adaptation of the unique novel with 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket.

The 2005 adaptation was a field workplace hit, incomes $206.4 million home and $474.9 million worldwide from a $150 million price range. 

First movie: Warner Bros. first explored the world of Willy Wonka in 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, based on Roald Dahl's 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka

First movie: Warner Bros. first explored the world of Willy Wonka in 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, based mostly on Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka

Key is coming off Netflix’s The Prom, and he can at present be seen on Apple TV Plus’ Schmigadoon alongside Cecily Strong.

He additionally returns to voice Murray in Hotel Transylvania, which was initially slated to hit theaters this month earlier than Sony offered it to Amazon, and now it is going to debut on Prime Video October 1.

The actor will even voice Honest John in Disney’s live-action rendition of Pinocchio, arriving in 2022. 

New show: Key is coming off Netflix's The Prom, and he can currently be seen on Apple TV Plus' Schmigadoon alongside Cecily Strong

New present: Key is coming off Netflix’s The Prom, and he can at present be seen on Apple TV Plus’ Schmigadoon alongside Cecily Strong

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