Willy Wonka

‘Paddington’ Director in Talks for ‘Willy Wonka’
‘Paddington’ Director in Talks for ‘Willy Wonka’
After working his magic on the really, really ridiculously charming Paddington movies (which, according to Film Twitter, could very well lead to world peace), director Paul King is ready to bring a bit of that charm to the world of Willy Wonka. King is in talks to tackle a new movie based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — which, let’s be real, seemed like a really, really ridiculously uninspired idea…until Paul King came along.
Ryan Gosling Reportedly Wants to Play Willy Wonka
Ryan Gosling Reportedly Wants to Play Willy Wonka
Ryan Gosling is about to play himself. (In the DJ Khaled sense, not the Being John Malkovich sense.) The actor’s been on something of a roll recently, scoring critical plaudits for The Nice Guys and La La Land last year — the latter of which ended up a surprise blockbuster and less-surprise Oscar hoarder — and continuing on into 2017 with this past spring’s Song to Song. He’s got Blade Runner 2049 on the docket for this fall, a likely smash that may earn him admiration among nerd circles, the last niche demographic he has not yet charmed. But with the world at his feet, Gosling’s now making moves to dash all the goodwill he’s recently built up.

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