Warner Bros.’ Willy Wonka prequel movie Wonka has added Keegan-Micheal Key to its forged. The report comes from Deadline which signifies that Key’s position within the movie, in addition to character particulars, haven’t been launched. It was previously announced in June that Dune star Timothee Chalamet will play a young Willy Wonka within the movie that’s anticipated to open in theaters on March 17, 2023.
Wonka might be directed by Paul King from a screenplay by Simon Farnaby. David Heyman is producing on behalf of Heyday Movies, with Luke Kelly additionally producing. Michael Siegal is an govt producer of the movie, which is Warner Bros.‘ third movie to be based mostly on or in any other case impressed by Roald Dahl’s basic youngsters’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit. The primary two being the long-lasting 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit starring Gene Wilder and the second being Tim Burton’s 2005 movie Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit which noticed Johnny Depp tackle the position of the sweet tycoon.
Wonka producer David Heyman previously hinted at the prequel film’s story. He emphasised that the movie just isn’t a remake of both of the Willy Wonka motion pictures that predate it.
“We’re nonetheless attempting to determine how you can inform that story, what the story is,” Heyman advised Collider. “It is a prequel, it is not a sequel. What makes Willy-when we discover him on the chocolate manufacturing unit doing the golden ticket, the place is he earlier than that? What leads him to that place the place he is locked himself away? It is how does he get there? So we’re enjoying round with that. It isn’t a remake… But it surely’s presumably an origin story… It is difficult as a result of you do not have Dahl, you do not have a Dahl ebook, and but you may have a Dahl character. However I believe there’s quite a bit in his character that means who he’s and in addition the place he may come from or what his childhood or his center age might need been like. So we’re exploring that. We’re discussing it. We’re within the very early levels and really enthusiastic about what lies forward.”
Key’s an Emmy Award winner for his Comedy Central sequence Key & Peele (with Jordan Peele) successful the Primetime Emmy Award for Excellent Selection Sketch Sequence in 2016. Extra just lately, Key starred in Apple TV+’s Schmigadoon!, Ryan Murphy’s The Promenade in addition to Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey each on Netflix. He’ll subsequent lend his voice to the character Murray in Lodge Transylvania: Transformania. That movie was initially set for a theatrical launch on October 1, 2021, however after a number of shifts in launch date due partly to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced in August that the film would instead release exclusively on Amazon Prime Video with no release date given.
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