The weird and wondrous world of ‘Wonka’

'As this is a Roald Dahl universe movie, the world isn't a gracious, warm and welcoming place,' says director Paul King. Tymon Smith finds out more

10 December 2023 - 00:00 By Tymon smith

With the festive season upon us, it’s time for a big budget family movie that will keep young people entertained and remind parents of the escapist magic of the big screen in a year whose realities often seem depressingly inescapable. Enter Paddington director Paul King, his writing collaborator Simon Farnaby and Hollywood’s most sought-after young leading man Timothée Chalamet, who bring the backstory of Roald Dahl’s beloved chocolate magnate Willy Wonka to colourful, magical and musical life in Wonka...

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