About Wonka (PG)
With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.
Timothée Chalamet stars as Willy Wonka with a host of British comedy talent familiar to all from their appearances in the Paddington movies and the BBC series Ghosts, among many others.
The film come from the pen of Simon Farnaby (of Ghosts, Horrible Histories etc) and director Paul King – Director of the Paddington movies.
Director Paul King said he gained "about 50 pounds" from all the chocolate he ate on set, and added, "It's a miracle that Timmy (Timothée Chalamet) remains so slim and handsome." King explained, "We had this incredible chocolatier. She made these incredible concoctions, and we would taste them. They tasted much better than they needed to, because obviously, actors are good at pretending things, but the miracle was they tasted every bit as good as they looked."