Take a peek into the wonderful world of “Wonka” with first official trailer

    The best things in life begin with a dream. Find out how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. Starring Timothée Chalamet, “Wonka” opens in Philippine cinemas January 8, 2024. Watch the trailer.

    Based on the extraordinary character at the center of “ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, ” Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best- dealing children’s books of all time, “ Wonka ” tells the stupendous story of how the world’s topmost innovatormagician and chocolate- maker came the cherished Willy Wonka we know moment. “ Wonka ” is an intoxicating blend of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title part, this irresistibly pictorial and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce cult to a youthful Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one tasteful bite at a time — proving that the stylish effects in life begin with a dream, and if you ’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

    Directed by Paul King, with a screenplay he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby. Produced by David Heyman, Alexandra Derbyshire and Luke Kelly.

    Starring alongside Chalamet are Calah Lane (“The Day Shall Come”), Emmy and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key (“The Prom,” “Schmigadoon”), Paterson Joseph (“Vigil,” “Noughts + Crosses”), Matt Lucas (“Paddington,” “Little Britain”), Mathew Baynton (“The Wrong Mans,” “Ghosts”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water,” the “Paddington” films, “Spencer”), Rowan Atkinson (the “Johnny English” and “Mr. Bean” films, “Love Actually”), Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”), with Oscar winner Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”). The film also stars Natasha Rothwell (“White Lotus,” “Insecure”), Rich Fulcher (“Marriage Story,” “Disenchantment”), Rakhee Thakrar (“Sex Education,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral”), Tom Davis (“Paddington 2,” “King Gary”) and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (“Paddington 2,” “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” “Mary Poppins Returns”).

    In cinemas January 8, 2024, “Wonka” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Discovery company.