Keegan-Michael Key cast in Wonka | Entertainment

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Keegan-Michael Key is set to star in ‘Wonka’.

The 50-calendar year-aged star – who has appeared in the likes of ‘The Lion King’, ‘Pitch Best 2’, ‘Toy Story 4’ and Apple Tv+ sequence ‘Schmigadoon’ – has reportedly been forged in the upcoming musical blockbuster.

As revealed by Selection, Critical will join Timothee Chalamet – who has been solid as the chocolatier himself – in what is established to be a prequel to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

Plot specifics and the actor’s function are remaining stored under wraps, but supporters shouldn’t assume to see Charlie Bucket or his fellow golden ticket winners in the motion picture.

Chalamet will engage in the inventor and chocolate maker in his youthful times, prior to he grew to become the beloved character noticed in Roald Dahl’s well-known 1964 children’s e book, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

‘Wonka’ will search at the character’s adventures in advance of he opens his chocolate factory, with track and dance figures reportedly established to be involved as perfectly, that means Timothee will have to have to demonstrate off his musical techniques.

The movie is getting helmed by Paul King, who co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Farnaby, whilst David Heyman is making.

Chalamet will become the third star to enjoy Willy Wonka on the big display screen, just after the late Gene Wilder first introduced the character to daily life in 1971’s ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’, before Johnny Depp played the job in the Tim Burton-directed 2005 film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

Warner Bros. have been doing work on the movie for a amount of years, and they previously regarded as the likes of Tom Holland, Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover and Ezra Miller for the legendary purpose.

Sooner or later, they solid Chalamet, with Key now established to be a part of him.

‘Wonka’ is at the moment slated for a March 2023 launch in cinemas.