Willy Wonka To Be Played By A Woman In 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' Prequel?

Hollywood News

Warner Bros. is reportedly producing a fresh take on the Roald Dahl classic 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' where a female lead will play Willy Wonka's role

Written By Urvashi Kandpal | Mumbai | Updated On:
Willy Wonka

Roald Dahl's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory brings back childhood memories for almost every 90s kid who has either read the book or watched late American actor Gene Wilder play the role of the famous chocolatier Willy Wonka in the classic 1971 film. With the acquisition of Dahl's estate in 2016, popular production house Warner Bros. is now reportedly gearing up for a prequel to the iconic 1971 film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

Read | Chocolate sandwich recipe that will make you your children's favourite

The plot of the film will be set at a time before the construction of the alluring chocolate factory which had the fancy of every child in town. Another twist in the old tale is that a female will be portraying the role of the nasty narcissist factory owner Willy Wonka. Film analysts have anticipated a lot of backlash for the major changes but have been positive about adding a new perspective to the classic story.

Read | 4 most essential health benefits of dark chocolates that you must be aware of

However, according to reports, the makers want to cast a female to step into the shoes of the chocolatier Willy Wonka. With a female lead, the popular classic story will be looked at from an entirely different and fresh angle. Paul King, who directed the live-action comedy film Paddington will reportedly direct the film.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

The story of the original film revolves around Charlie, a young boy from an impoverished family, and four other kids who win a tour of an amazing chocolate factory run by an imaginative chocolatier, Willy Wonka, and his staff of Oompa-Loompas.

Read | Rum-based hot chocolate recipes to indulge in on chilly mornings

In the 1971 film, See No Evil, Hear No Evil fame comedy actor Gene Wilder essayed the role of Willy Wonka onscreen while in the 2005 Tim Burton directorial, Pirates of The Carribean actor Johnny Depp played the notorious chocolate factory owner. The proposed new film will reportedly be an original story and as different from the previous films based on Dahl's classic. No details about the cast or filming schedule of the film have been announced yet.

Read | The best places in Mumbai that offer the best chocolate desserts

 

 

Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. Now follow your favourite television celebs and telly updates. Republic World is your one-stop destination for trending Bollywood news. Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment.

Published:
By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water
SAVE WATER NOW
PEOPLE HAVE PLEDGED SO FAR
DO NOT MISS