Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling and Ezra Miller are all apparently on the short list of candidates to play the new Willy Wonka for the upcoming prequel film in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures says Collider.
Paul King, the director of the much acclaimed “Paddington” movies, helms this re-imagining of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with Wonka being the infamous and eccentric owner of a chocolate factory who figured prominently in the novel.
Simon Rich wrote the new script and David Heyman will produce the project. Glover has reportedly been actively pursuing the role, while the other two are both considered valuable talent by Warners.
The project hasn’t set a production schedule as yet.