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Keegan-Michael Key To Star In ‘Wonka’ With Timothée Chalamet




Keegan-Michael Key has joined Timothée Chalamet in the cast ‘Wonka‘.

Wonka‘ is the latest adaptation of Roald Dahl’s famous novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The new feature will focus on a younger iteration of Willy Wonka (Chalamet) and his journey to open the world’s most famous chocolate factory.

Deadline first reported Key’s casting, though details on what role he will play are being kept under wraps.

The script for the film was penned by Simon Farnaby, with contributions by Simon Rich, Simon Stephenson, Jeff Nathanson and Steven Levenson. Paul King will direct, with David Heyman, Luke Kelly and Alexandra Derbyshire producing.


Key is best known as one half of the comedy duo ‘Key and Peele‘ – his partner being acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Peele. He is currently starring in ‘Shmigadoon!‘, a musical comedy series on AppleTV+.

The 50-year-old actor will return to the big screen as the voice of Murray in the upcoming ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania‘. He will also feature in Disney’s live-action ‘Pinocchio‘ and new comedy film, ‘The Bubble‘.

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