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'Willy Wonka' Movie Eyes These 3 Stars for Possible Title Role Casting - Vote For Your Choice!

'Willy Wonka' Movie Eyes These 3 Stars for Possible Title Role Casting - Vote For Your Choice!

Warner Bros’ Willy Wonka movie is underway and casting for the title character has apparently come down to three “shortlist” candidates.

Collider reports that Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover, and Ezra Miller are the three front runners, though nothing has been confirmed.

Paddington director Paul King is attached as director, with writer Simon Rich also attached. The rumor is that the movie will be a prequel that is an origin story for the beloved Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory character.

The role has been famously played by Gene Wilder in the 1971 movie and Johnny Depp in the 2005 movie.

Vote below and let us know – you can vote as many times as you want, so keep refreshing and letting us know! We’ll close this poll on Monday (June 18) at 4:30pm ET.

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  • wearing

    Have Danny Pudi play Charlie!

  • Curt Noydb

    More proof that Today’s Hollywood lacks creativity and talent. Maybe DeNiro can play the spoiled elitist bitch that throws tantrums when she doesn’t get her way?

  • Casey C

    oh god WHY?!?!

  • hitchgeek

    “spoiled elitist bitch that throws tantrums when she doesn’t get her way” – sounds like definition of Trump.

  • Gina

    Ezra has that quirkiness about him that’ll work for the role.

  • Sansa Squad

    tbh any of them would be good, but I feel like ezra would do a derivative of the j*hnny d*pp version and ryan would do a derivative of the gene wilder version (just in terms of their styles/sensibilities as actors) – donald is the only one I can see bringing something new and interesting to the table.

  • Sansa Squad

    wow, derogatorily calling a man by female pronouns to demean him – real fresh and creative stuff in the year of our lord 2018, curt! I bet you were pretty proud of yourself when you came up with that one, huh? the comedy world is SHOOK at your sparkling wit!

  • Curt Noydb

    Well…like you…he use to be a man