The marketing campaign that Warner Bros. has created for one of its most high-profile projects this year, Wonkacontinues to release promotional material
The most recent is a new official poster, with colors that invite you to the world of Willy Wonka, with the figure of Timothée Chalamet as the iconic Roald Dahl character in the foreground, accompanied by Hugh Grant like an Oompa Loompa. In the distance you can see other characters from the story.
The rest of the cast is made up Keegan-Michael Key (The Prom), Rowan Atkinson (Johnny English, Mr. Bean), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Olivia Colman (The Favourite) playing the villain, Paterson Joseph (Vigil), Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans), y Matt Lucas (Paddington).
The film written and directed by Paul King (Paddington), is described by the filmmaker as “a companion piece” for the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factorywhich starred Gene Wilder in one of his most important roles in the film mecca.
The Wonka story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompa on one of his first adventures.
The director assured that Wonka will have musical performances, with original songs by Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy.
Based on the extraordinary central character of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wonderful story of how the greatest inventor, magician and chocolatier became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
From Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films, David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter”, “Gravity”, “Fantastic Beasts” and “Paddington”, and producers Alexandra Derbyshire (the “Paddington” films , “Jurassic World: Dominion”) and Luke Kelly (“Roald Dahl’s The Witches”), comes a heady mix of magic and music, chaos and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor.
Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and witty big-screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, bursting with ideas and determined to change the world one delicious bite at a time, proving that the best things about Life begins with a dream, and if you are lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.
The screenplay was co-written by King and Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2), based on a story by King and characters by Roald Dahl.
Michael Siegel, Cate Adams, Rosie Alison and Tim Wellspring are executive producers.
WB set the premiere of Wonka in theaters from December 14, 2023 in Latin America, and the December 15 in the US
Poster (via WB):