A brand new Wonka video for Warner Bros.’ upcoming musical prequel has been released. The film will arrive in theaters on December 15.
The featurette spotlights Timothée Chalamet‘s performance as a young Willy Wonka, with director Paul King praising the Oscar nominee for capturing the essence of the iconic chocolatier. He also discussed what it was like working with Chalamet, while the acclaimed actor talked about the film’s themes.
Check out the Wonka featurette below (watch more trailers):
Who’s in Wonka?
Based on the extraordinary characters created by Roald Dahl, Wonka is directed by Paddington filmmaker Paul King from a screenplay he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby. It is produced by David Heyman, Luke Kelly, and Alexandra Derbyshire.
The prequel will be led by Chalamet as a young version of the eccentric Chocolate Factory owner. Joining him are Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, Matthew Baynton, Jim Carter, Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby, Rich Fulcher, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Paterson Joseph, Keegan-Michael Key, Calah Lane, Matt Lucas, Colin O’Brien, Natasha Rothwell, Rakhee Thakrar, and Ellie White.
“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,” reads the synopsis.