Upcoming release date =December 15, 2023

Directed byPaul King
Screenplay bySimon FarnabyPaul King
Story byPaul King
Based onCharacters
by Roald Dahl
Produced byDavid HeymanAlexandra DerbyshireLuke Kelly
StarringTimothée ChalametCalah LaneKeegan-Michael KeyPaterson JosephMatt LucasMathew BayntonSally HawkinsRowan AtkinsonJim CarterTom DavisOlivia ColmanHugh Grant
CinematographyChung-hoon Chung[1]
Edited byMark Everson
Music byNeil Hannon (songs)Joby Talbot (score)
Village Roadshow PicturesHeyday FilmsThe Roald Dahl Story Company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dateDecember 15, 2023
CountriesUnited KingdomUnited States

Wonka is an upcoming musical fantasy film directed by Paul King, who co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Farnaby. It serves as a prequel to the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which was based on the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.[3] The film stars Timothée Chalamet in the title role of Willy Wonka, featuring his early days as an eccentric chocolatier. Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael KeyPaterson JosephMatt LucasMathew BayntonSally HawkinsRowan AtkinsonJim CarterTom DavisOlivia Colman, and Hugh Grant appear in supporting roles.

Development began after Warner Bros. Pictures, which previously released its own adaptation of the novel in 2005, acquired the rights to the titular character in October 2016 and revealed the film would serve as a prequel to the 1971 film adaptation originally distributed by Paramount Pictures and subsequently owned by Warners. In May 2021, Chalamet was confirmed to be playing Wonka and the supporting cast were announced in September of that year. Principal photography began in the United Kingdom in September 2021. Filming took place in Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in Watford, as well as Lyme RegisBath, St Albans and at the Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park, London. Scenes were shot in Oxford in December and February. The original songs for the film were contributed by Neil Hannon, while its original score was provided by Joby Talbot.

Wonka is scheduled to be released December 15, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures.


Neil Hannon, lead singer of the band The Divine Comedy, contributes original songs for the film.[20] The musical score was composed by Joby Talbot.

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