Wonka Movie

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Who's Involved:

David Heyman, Paul King, Hugh Grant, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Siegel, Rowan Atkinson, Rosie Alison, Rich Fulcher, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Matt Lucas, Jim Carter, Simon Rich, Natasha Rothwell, Simon Farnaby, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Tom Davis, Mathew Baynton, Luke Kelly, Rakhee Thakrar, Paterson Joseph, Alexandra Derbyshire, Colin O’Brien, Ellie White

Release Date:

Friday, December 15, 2023 Nationwide

some violence, mild language and thematic elements
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

An origin story that explores the vivid, mythical beginnings of the imaginative young inventor before he becomes the renowned scrumdiddlyumptious Mozart of chocolate.

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Who stars in Wonka: Cast List

... Willy Wonka

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... Willy Wonka's mother

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Who's making Wonka: Crew List

A look at the Wonka behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Paul King last directed Paddington 2 and Paddington. The film's writer Simon Rich last wrote An American Pickle and Elliot Allagash.


Paul King


Alexandra Derbyshire
David Heyman
Luke Kelly
Michael Siegel

Production: What we know about Wonka?

Key Facts

  1. A prequel that takes place before the events of Roald Dahl’s book Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
  2. The film is based on characters by Roald Dahl, inspired especially by one of Dahl’s most beloved characters, Willy Wonka, and takes place before the events of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  3. Called a reimagining of Roald Dahl's classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Hollywood Reporter, 2/12/18).
  4. Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the Willy Wonka IP from the Roald Dahl estate (Hollywood Reporter, 10/19/16).

Filming Timeline

  1. 2023 - October: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2022 - March: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2021 - October: The film was set to Production  status.

    Now filming in the UK.

  4. 2021 - January: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  5. 2016 - October: The film was set to Development  status.

    Simon Rich will write the script.

Wonka Release Date: When was the film released?

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Wonka was a Nationwide release in 2023 on Friday, December 15, 2023. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including American Fiction , The Zone of Interest and Angel Baby.

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