Donald Glover responds to 'Willy Wonka' casting rumours

The "Atlanta" star was asked about rumours of him joining the reboot of the classic film which will be helmed by Paul King.

Published: 13th June 2018 01:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2018 10:09 PM   |  A+A-

Donald Glover attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition on Monday, May 7, 2018, in New York. | Associated Press


LOS ANGELES: Actor Donald Glover has opened up about rumours surrounding his casting in the reboot of "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory".

The "Atlanta" star was asked about rumours of him joining the reboot of the classic film which will be helmed by Paul King.

"There's been a lot of Willy Wonkas, so I would have to think about it on some level. But it's cool that people are thinking about me," he told Entertainment Tonight.

"It kind of terrified me as a child a little bit. It was a really scary movie for me. I mean, I watched it a lot but I was kind of terrified by it. I mean, you know, it's a classic," Glover said.

The 1971 musical fantasy film, directed by Mel Stuart, featured Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, the mysterious, mephistophelean owner of a chocolate factory, who dupes spoiled children into ironic fates.

His performance in the song "Pure Imagination" is widely considered a classic film moment. It was rebooted again by Warner Bros in 2005 and featured Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore.


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