Starring Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling, and Ezra Miller as the favourites on the shortlist for the lead role in a new film around the iconic Roald Dahl character Willy Wonka. That writes the online entertainmentmagazine Collider.
Film Studio Warner Bros. took four months ago ‘Paddington’director Paul King, under the arm to the new Willy Wonka-project to direct. At this moment we are working on the composition of the cast, in the first place take the leading role. Warner Bros. goes for the big names and would be especially Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover and Ezra Miller on the eye.
Driving forces behind the project are ‘Harry Potter’producer David Heyman and screenwriter Simon Rich (Man Seeking Woman). The spin-off in the market as a prequel that focuses on the oorsprongsverhaal of the eccentric chocolate from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ of successful children’s author Roald Dahl.
Warner Bros. worked in the past often together with Ryan Gosling – think of ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Crazy’, ‘Stupid Love’, ‘The Nice Guys’ and ‘Gangster Squad’. Also Ezra Miller’Justice League’) was on the posters of Warner Bros. Donald Glover, who recently with a starring role in ” Solo: A Star Wars Story on the big screen appeared, according to the American filmpers as a ‘wild card’ considered. He would be very interested in the role.
The character was previously played by, among others, Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.