Thursday, April 18, 2024

Trailer: If “Barbie” Doesn’t Work Out, Timothy Chalamet as Willy “Wonka” Will Save Warner Bros. This Christmas


The trailer for “Wonka” is so good you barely need to see the movie.

But the remake of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” coming this fall from Warner Bros. looks like it’s going to be HUGE.

Timothy Chalamet plays the Gene Wilder role, and this will be his franchise. Hugh Grant steals the trailer (wait til you see). They’ll get three movies out of this IP. Paul King, who directed the charming “Paddington,” is helming. The trailer doesn’t indicate it but there’s music, also. Chalamet will sing “Pure Imagination.” He’s going to rocket to the top.

Nice because now Timmy will eat chocolate instead of people, as he did in “Bones and All.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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