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16 Feb 2019, 18:57 HRS IST
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  • Paul King in talks to direct 'Willy Wonka' reboot

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Los Angeles, Feb 13 (PTI)
"Paddington" director Paul King is in negotiations to helm a reboot of "Willy Wonka".

The project is being produced by David Heyman, which is based on Roald Dahl's classic children s book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", Variety reported.

Simon Rich has written the new script.

The plot focuses on the book published in 1964, which revolves around an 11-year-old Charlie Bucket and the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka, who decides to re-open his factory.

He allows five children to come on a tour of the factory after they find a golden ticket in a Wonka Bar.

Gene Wilder famously portrayed Wonka in the 1971 film adaptation titled Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Johnny Depp too played the legendary chocolatier in the 2005 adaptation.

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