It’s time to redefine the meaning of orange crush.
Hugh Grant, who built his career in the 1980s and 1990s playing romantic roles, has taken on many interesting roles in recent years ranging from playing detective Benoit Blanc’s husband on “Glass Onion” to being an expert eye. roller on the red carpet at the Oscars.
But it seems Grant’s wildest role was revealed Tuesday when the producers announced in CinemaCon 2023 in Las Vegas that he would play an Oompa Loompa in the upcoming Willy Wonka prequel film, “Wonka,” starring Timothée Chalamet as the future chocolatier.
In extended footage played at the event, Wonka is shown meeting his first Oompa Loompa, who is played by Grant and is trapped in “a little glass jar”. variety reports. According to the outlet, Wonka then appears to recruit Grant’s small street candy vendor to keep his chocolate factory running. Variety also says that the film includes song and dance numbers, not unlike the original 1971 film.
And of course, since Twitter is a powerhouse of sarcasm, users also made some solid jokes: