Paul King’s ‘Wonka’ Movie Moves Forward at Warner Bros., Announces Release Date

Paul King’s ‘Wonka’ Movie Moves Forward at Warner Bros., Announces Release Date
Warner Bros. is returning to a world of pure imagination, forging ahead with plans for a “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” prequel, newly titled “Wonka.”

The project has been in development for years, but recently started to pick up steam again. The studio hopes to begin casting the film soon, with the goal of releasing it theatrically on March 17, 2023.

David Heyman, whose resume includes the “Harry Potter” franchise and “Paddington,” is producing the film, based on a script by Simon Rich. They have both been attached to the movie since 2016. Rich previously worked as a writer on “Saturday Night Live” and penned Seth Rogen’s latest pic, “An American Pickle,” which was based on Rich’s New Yorker short story titled “Sell Out.” Paul King, who directed “Paddington” and its sequel, will helm the reboot. Simon Farnaby co-wrote the script.

Based on Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
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