With filming underway on the don’t-call-it-a-prequel prequel Wonka starring Timothée Chalamet, it looks like Hugh Grant has been added to the cast. He was recently spotted on set after One Take News shared the news of his casting. No word yet on who he is playing (my money is on Wonka’s father). In addition to Chalamet and Grant, the film will also star Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, and Jim Carter. Original songs are being written for the film by Neil Hannon (of the band The Divine Comedy) and directed by Paddington 2‘s Paul King. The film is slated for a March 2023 release date.
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