Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Neil Hannon (of the band The Divine Comedy) is writing original songs for the upcoming fantasy movie Wonka. The film is directed by Paul King (Paddington) and stars Timothée Chalamet, Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Mathew Baynton, Jim Carter, Tom Davi, Simon Farnaby (who also co-wrote the screenplay with King), Rich Fulcher, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Paterson Joseph, Calah Lane, Matt Lucas, Colin O’Brien, Natasha Rothwell, Rakhee Thakrar and Ellie White. The movie is based on characters by Roald Dahl, including Willy Wonka, and will take place before the events of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. David Heyman (Harry Potter series, Gravity, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood), Luke Kelly (The Witches) and Alexandra Derbyshire are producing the project. Wonka just started principal photography today and is set to be released in theaters on March 17, 2023.

  1. Jesse Hughes says:

    Neil Hannon is a brilliant songwriter/musician. i can’t wait to hear the music and watch the film !