Wonka prequel adds Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, and Sally Hawkins to cast

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Wonka prequel adds Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, and Sally Hawkins to cast

Wonka has added Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, and Sally Hawkins to its cast.

Production has kicked off on the prequel film, which will explore the life of the famous chocolatier before his massive success – and is also a musical, with original songs penned by The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon. Timothée Chalamet will play the titular character Willy Wonka. 

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There’s no word yet on who Colman, Atkinson, and Hawkins are playing, but considering Atkinson’s comedic chops (he’ll forever be Mr. Bean to us), we can hazard a guess that he’ll be bringing some laughs to the film. Hawkins previously worked with director Paul King on Paddington and Paddington 2, while Colman just won an Emmy for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown. 

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