Wonka

Wonka

(2023)

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Synopsis

Wonka is the origin story of the most fascinating confectioner in the world

With a swinging cane, an unmistakable brown top hat, and a velvet long coat, everybody knows Willy Wonka. But before he became the chair of the chocolate factory and pioneer of candy that inspired kids worldwide, Wonka was just a person in search of a calling. Questing for a purpose with no earthly way of knowing in which direction he is going, Wonka must learn to trust himself and those around him in order to thrive. Peculiar as he is, the young man attracts all manner of strange things to him. Traveling through unknown worlds, he meets his companions, the Oompa-Loompas, for the first time. Their meeting will change his fate forever and challenge the young chocolatier to meet his fate head-on and become the tinkering artist in a factory of dreams.

What to know

Timothee Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant and more make up the Wonka cast

Wonka is a musical fantasy film based on the character Willy Wonka from the Roald Dahl children’s story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The movie is distributed by Warner Bros. and produced by David Heyman, the producer who first secured the film rights to the Harry Potter books. Wonka is directed by British writer and director Paul King. King is best known as the architect behind the animated Paddington movies which earned him multiple BAFTA nominations. Simon Farnaby handles the screenplay of the movie after his work on Paddington 2 with Paul King. Chung Chung-hoon is handling the cinematography and is known for his work on the Obi-Wan Kenobi television series.

Bringing Wonka to life is Hollywood heartthrob and award-winning actor Timothee Chalamet. He leads a cast of acclaimed acting talents including comedians Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, and Richard Fulcher. Olivia Colman and Sally Hawkins bring a little stardust to a cast that also includes Jim Carter, Matthew Baynton, and Tom Davis. Hugh Grant stars in the movie as an Oompa Loompa. Welsh costume designer Lindy Hemming oversees the cast costumes which will play an important part in the style of the picture. Hemming has worked on an array of impressive movies and even has an Academy Award to her name for Best Costume Design. Neil Hannon provides original songs for the film. Want to know more about the movie? Check out our full guide to Wonka. Wonka was released in theaters on December 15, 2023. 

Production News

  • October 19, 2016
    • Warner Bros. Pictures announced they had acquired the rights to the character and were producing a film with David Heyman and Michael Siegel. (Source: Variety)
  • February 12, 2018
    • Paul King was confirmed to be in negotiations to direct the movie. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • January 19, 2021
    • The movie was officially titled Wonka and Paul King was confirmed as the director. (Source: Deadline)
  • May 24, 2021
    • Timothee Chalamet was confirmed to be playing the titular role. The movie was revealed to include a selection of musical numbers. (Source: Deadline)
  • September 13, 2021
    • Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Colman, Jim Carter, Rowan Atkinson and Sally Hawkins were all confirmed to be in the cast. (Source: Deadline)
  • October 15, 2021
    • Set photos reveal that filming began in Lyme Regis and Bath in the United Kingdom. (Source: Somerset Live)
  • March 9, 2022
    • Wonka was given a new release date of December 15, 2023.(Source: Deadline)
  • April 25, 2023
    • Actor Hugh Grant is confirmed to be starring in the movie. He is reported to be playing an Oompa Loompa.(Source: Deadline)
  • July 11, 2023
    • The first trailer for Wonka is released. It teases a colorful, adventure-filled origin story for the chocolatier. (Source: YouTube)
  • July 18, 2023
    • Director of the movie, Paul King, confirmed that the movie had an on-set chocolatier. (Source: ScreenRant)
  • September 12, 2023
    • It is reported that despite music featuring heavily in the promotion of the movie that it is not a musical. (Source: ScreenRant)
  • October 6, 2023
    • It is reported that the movie is given a PG rating. (Source: ScreenRant)
  • October 13, 2023
    • The latest trailer for Wonka depicts Willy Wonka's early inventions and struggles to be recognized as a chocolatier. (Source: Deadline)
  • December 11, 2023
    • Wonka is nominated for a Golden Globe for the performance of Timothee Chalamet. (Source: Deadline)
  • December 15, 2023
    • Wonka was released in theaters. (Source: Deadline)

Rating

IMDB 7.1 (96k)

Genres

Kids & Family, Fantasy, Comedy

Runtime

1h 57min

Age rating

PG

Production country

United Kingdom, United States

Director

Paul King

Cast

Timothée Chalamet
Willy Wonka
Calah Lane
Noodle
Keegan-Michael Key
Chief-of-Police
Hugh Grant
Oompa-Loompa / Lofty
Paterson Joseph
Arthur Slugworth
Olivia Colman
Mrs. Scrubbit
Tom Davis
Bleacher
Jim Carter
Abacus Crunch
Rowan Atkinson
Father Julius
Matt Lucas
Prodnose
Mathew Baynton
Ficklegruber
Natasha Rothwell
Piper Benz
Rakhee Thakrar
Lottie Bell
Rich Fulcher
Larry Chucklesworth
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Officer Affable
Simon Farnaby
Basil, Zoo Security Guard
Ellie White
Gwennie, Mistress of the Keys
Sally Hawkins
Willy Wonka's Mother
Colin O'Brien
Young Willy Wonka
Freya Parker
Miss Bon Bon
Murray McArthur
Ship Captain
Charlotte Ritchie
Barbara
Phil Wang
Colin
Rufus Jones
Jenkins
Isy Suttie
Fruit & Veg Vendor
Ian Bartholomew
Sceptical Old Man
Sophie Winkleman
The Countess
Justin Edwards
Green Skinned Customer
Michael Abubakar
Orange Haired Customer
Tim Fitzhigham
Sinister Ship’s Captain
Jane Bertish
Baroness Von Schmeichelhammer
Tracy Ifeachor
Dorothy Smith
Dominic Coleman
Donovan
Muzz Khan
Oompa Lumpa Guard
Ben Howard
Oompa Lumpa Guard
Alison Pargeter
Wendy Chucklesworth
Paul G. Raymond
Map Seller
Lola Shepelev
Moustachided Little Girl
Marina Bye
Green-Bearded Customer
Robyn Rose
Tram Lady 1
Bertie Caplan
Shoeshine Boy