CinemaCon: Hugh Grant to Play an Oompa-Loompa in Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Wonka’

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Warner Bros. Discovery’s big CinemaCon showcase seemingly had two big centerpieces: DC Studios and Timothée Chalamet. Besides sharing the first footage for his upcoming major release of Dune: Part 2, they also had some footage ready for his other big project, Wonka. The Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory prequel explores the early days of the chocolatier in musical form, and it seems we also know who will take on the role of at least one Oompa-Loompa.

It should be noted that this was first reported by One Take News, as it has been unveiled that Hugh Grant, who recently had a major role in the Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves film, will be playing an Oompa-Loompa in the prequel. There’s no word if they are sticking to what we saw in Tim Burton’s take, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where all Oompa-Loompas were played by Deep Roy.

Some reactions have hinted that the visual of Grant in the role has burned itself into their mind, it definitely sounds like it would be quite a fun role for the actor. Though, it’s unclear how big of a role he might truly have in the film and if we will also see him sing. It does seem likely and the visual of him in the make-up from the original 1971 film creates a potentially hilarious nightmare fuel for viewers.

Source: Twitter, Twitter, One Take News, Twitter

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