A new clip of Wonka. has been released which reveals Hugh Grant's introduction as an Oompa Loompa.
The official premise of the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory prequel reads:
'The story of how Willy Wonka went from a young adult selling chocolate in a small candy store to an eccentric genius known all the world over.'
It stars Timothee Chalamet, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Tom Davis, Olivia Colman, and Grant.
When it was revealed that Grant was going to be playing an Oompa Loompa, there was actually a bit of controversy as some actors with dwarfism accused him of stealing roles from little people.
"A lot of actors feel like we are being pushed out of the industry we love," actor George Coppen told the BBC.
"A lot of people, myself included, argue that dwarfs should be offered everyday roles in dramas and soaps, but we aren't getting offered those roles. One door is being closed but they have forgotten to open the next one."
Within the new clip, Grant's Oompa Loompa, Lofty, attempts to steal some chocolate from Willy Wonka, whom he later accuses of ruining his life.
Grant's face is used on the CGI-created body and it looks superb, while the actor looks to be having a great time portraying an Oompa Loompa.
Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa
Music / Fantasy
2023 • 112 minutes