A whole new generation of fans will be getting a new glimpse into the wonderful fantasy world of Willy Wonka in the new film Wonka starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role.
This time around the prequel tells the original story of a young Wonka, and his early days as a chocolatier, that’s based on the character in the 1964 novel Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
The British actor walked the busy red carpet, which was decorated with the looks of Wonka’s chocolate factory, with his wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein, 40, by his side.
Grant looked stylish in a classic black suit that he matched with a white dress shirt and black dress shoes, and his salt-and-pepper hair cut short with a slight part on the right.
Hugh Grant, 63, looked handsome in a classic black suit alongside his wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein, 40, who stunned in a leopard print mini dress at the premiere for Wonka at the Regency Village in Los Angeles on Sunday
Striking an array of poses, the Sense And Sensibility star never left his lady’s side during all the excitement of the red carpet.
Eberstein, 40, got leggy in a leopard print mini dress with black trim that came down to about the middle of her thighs.
She also wore a pair of black pumps, and had her lightened locks styled long along the sides but pushed back off her face in the front with the exception of a few stands of hair around the frame of her face.
The couple, who share three children together, wed in 2018 at the Chelsea register office near their £10million west London home.
Grant also shares two children with actress Tinglan Hong.
After not having any children until his mid-50s, the acclaimed character actor proceeded to welcome his five kids within an eight year period.
After having been in development since late 2016, Warner Bros. Pictures reacquired the rights to the Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (1964) character Willy Wonka created by Roald Dahl.
Paul King got tapped to serve as director in early 2018, and he proceeded to reveal that his one and only choice to play Wonka was Chalamet without ever seeing audition, according to Fandom Wire.
The couple share three children together and the British actor also has two other kids from a previous relationship
Grant also posed with co-stars Paterson Joseph, Timothee Chalamet, Calah Lane and Keegan Michael Key during the LA premiere
Paul King was tapped to serve as director in early 2018, and he proceeded to reveal that his one and only choice to play Wonka was Chalamet without ever seeing audition, according to Fandom Wire; the leading man is seen with Grant, who plays Lofty the Oompa-Loompa
King said that a sneak peek into his lead actor’s past videos on YouTube, enabled him to make this decision.
‘It was a straight offer because he’s great and he was the only person in my mind who could do it,’ the director revealed. ‘But because he’s Timothée Chalamet and his life is so absurd, his high school musical performances are on YouTube and have hundreds of thousands of views. So I knew from stanning for Timmy Chalamet that he could sing and dance really well.”
Grant joked about being skeptical ahead of his first meeting with the film’s leading man.
‘But I did warm to him,’ the Love Actually actor added. ‘He gave me good gossip.’
Grant, who plays an 18-inch-tall orange Oompa Loompa with green hair, ended up delivering his scenes, via motion-capture CGI, so he never was in the same room as Chalamet.
But still, the two performers created a unique give-and-take with each other, according to King.
Grant, who plays an 18-inch-tall orange Oompa Loompa with green hair, ended up delivering his scenes, via motion-capture CGI, so he never was in the same room as Chalamet
Despite not working in the same room together, King claims Grant and Chalamet were able to create a certain kind of banter through the movie that’s no easy to do
Wonka and its $125 million budget, which has received generally positive reviews from critics, drops in the U.S. on December 15
‘They have a kind of banter through the movie and they’re sort of slowly becoming a double act as the movie goes on, and that’s something I think is very hard to do if you’re never in the same room together,’ King, 45, revealed.
Along with Chalamet and Grant the cast includes newcomer Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Tom Davis, and Olivia Colman, among many others.
Wonka had its world premiere in London at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre in London, England on November 28, and was released in the UK on December 8.
The musical fantasy film and its $125 million budget, which has received generally positive reviews from critics, drops in the U.S. on December 15.