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Donald Glover and Ryan Gosling shortlisted to play the lead role in WB’s upcoming movie, Willy Wonka

by Rahma Altaf

Donald Glover and Ryan Gosling are the leading names in the shortlist for Warner Bro’s new film, ‘Willy Wonka’.

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Donald Glover

Donald Glover is a favourite to play the role of Willy Wonka. (Image source: Instagram/Donald Glover)

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling is the other actor shortlisted for the role. (Image source: Instagram/Ryan Gosling)

The movie will serve as a prequel to the original film and will explore Willy Wonka’s origin story. It will be directed by Paul King.

The character of Willy Wonka first came up in the famous author Roald Dahl’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and was later featured in the sequel of the book, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

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According to a new report by Collider, 25-year-old Justice League star, Ezra Miller, is also being shortlisted for the lead role. Ezra plays The Flash in the DC movie universe.

Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller is also in line to get the lead role in the prequel Willy Wonka movie. (Image source: Instagram/Ezra Miller)

37-year-old Ryan Gosling has worked with Warner Bros before as well, in movies like Crazy, Stupid Love, The Nice Guys, Blade Runner 2049, and Gangster Squad.

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After making ‘This Is America’ a super hit, the 34-year-old Solo and Community star, Donald Glover, is actively chasing the role of Willy Wonka and is looking to work with Warner Bros on this venture.

Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka last famously appeared in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, (Image source: Instagram/Filme Com Pão de Queijo)

Harry Potter producer, David Heyman, and screenwriter Simon Rich will be working for the film. As of now, no release date is given.

No other details of the film have surfaced on the Internet, but that may be because the film is still in its early stages. Only time will tell which one of these magnificent stars will go on to play the lead role of Willy Wonka in the much awaited film.

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