The first trailer for Wonka is here—and given the Internet much to look forward to.
Starring Timothée Chalamet as the eccentric chocolatier from Roald Dahl’s 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wonka serves as a prequel to the beloved film. As we see in the trailer, the film follows a young Willy Wonka as he journeys to open up his iconic candy factory.
The Call Me By Your Name actor is heard explaining how he has been travelling the world for seven years, “perfecting” his craft to bring some fun to the candy in England, only to be perturbed by the “chocolate cartel”.
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From the director of Paddington and the producers of the Harry Potter franchise, Wonka promises a whimsical ride with an all-star ensemble. Alongside Chalamet, we have Olivia Colman, Paterson Joseph, Rowan Atkinson, Keegan-Michael Key and Sally Hawkins as part of the top-billed cast. And, if you haven’t already seen, Hugh Grant as a CGI Oompa Loompa.
The film also stars Hugh Grant as a CGI Oompa Loompa, as well as Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson and Keegan-Michael Key filling out the cast.
“To work on something that will have an uncynical young audience, that was just a big joy… That’s why I was drawn to it.” Chalamet said in an interview earlier this year. “In a time and climate of intense political rhetoric, when there’s so much bad news all the time, this is hopefully going to be a piece of chocolate.”
“I think what’s so remarkable about his performance is not only that he is funny and mischievous and quite mysterious, as well – just like the Willy Wonka that people will know – but also, he brings such heart to the role and he’s a brilliant actor,” King said to People. “He’s incredibly emotionally intelligent and can bring a great deal of emotional truth to the role.”
The director also shared that the film would celebrate “old-time musicals” with “a couple of really big numbers”, just like the original 1971 film starring Gene Wilder.
Watch the full trailer below.
This article first appeared on GRAZIA Magazine.