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Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling on shortlist to play ‘Willy Wonka’ in new reboot

Stone Mountain native Donald Glover is on the shortlist to be the next “Willy Wonka” in Warner Bros.’ reboot of the film, according to a new report from Collider.

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Actors Ryan Gosling and Ezra Miller are also reportedly in the running for the Paul King-directed remake.

“While Glover might be the hottest name of the three on the list, he is the only one currently hard at work with other studios,” reported.

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In addition to FX’s “Atlanta,” Glover was recently in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and will play Simba’s voice in the 2019 Disney live-action adaptation of “The Lion King.”

Miller currently stars in Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts” franchise and plays The Flash in the DC Comics movies.

Gosling also has ties to the studio with “Blade Runner 2049,” “Crazy, Stupid Love” and more.


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Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is also currently investigating immigrant and refugee mental health stigma and health care access as a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism.

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