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Wonka Movie Reveals First Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the first trailer for the Wonka movie, starring Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Dune films, Call Me By Your Name). The film is scheduled to open in theaters on December 15, 2023.

Based on the extraordinary character at the center 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 wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

Wonka Movie Reveals First Trailer

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 an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor.

Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time – proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

Starring alongside Chalamet in the Wonka movie are Calah Lane (The Day Shall Come), Emmy and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key (The Prom, Schmigadoon), Paterson Joseph (Vigil, Noughts + Crosses), Matt Lucas (Paddington, Little Britain), and Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans, Ghosts).

Also starring are Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, the Paddington films, Spencer), Rowan Atkinson (the Johnny English and Mr. Bean films, Love Actually), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), and Oscar winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite).

The cast is rounded out by Natasha Rothwell (White Lotus, Insecure), Rich Fulcher (Marriage Story, Disenchantment), Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Tom Davis (Paddington 2, King Gary) and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Paddington 2, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Mary Poppins Returns).

Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2) & Paul King wrote the screenplay, based on a story by King and characters created by Roald Dahl. Michael Siegel, Cate Adams, Rosie Alison and Tim Wellspring are serving as executive producers.

King’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung (Last Night in Soho, Ah-ga-ssi), Oscar-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley (Tenet, Dunkirk), and editor Mark Everson (the Paddington films).

There’s also Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (the Paddington films, Topsy-Turvy), composer Joby Talbot (the Sing films), and Neil Hannon of the band The Divine Comedy is writing original songs for the film.

Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing the Wonka movie in association with Village Roadshow Pictures. The film is a Heyday Films Production and a Paul King Confection.

The movie is set to open in theaters and in IMAX internationally beginning in December 2023 and in North America on December 15, 2023.

Wonka Movie Poster