British actor Hugh Grant has been announced to play an Oompa Loompa in Timothée Chalamet’s upcoming movie Wonka. The news was confirmed at CinemaCon 2023 in Las Vegas on April 25th. Following the announcement, Twitter users have gone wild with hilarious jokes and reactions to the unexpected casting news.
Hugh Grant, who is best known for his roles in romantic comedies, is not exactly what fans had in mind when they imagined an Oompa Loompa, the small orange workers in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Nevertheless, the choice is certainly an intriguing one, and fans have been quick to speculate on what this casting might mean for the film.
The 61-year-old English actor is known for his versatility in acting, having played a wide range of roles throughout his career. However, playing an Oompa Loompa may just be his most challenging role yet. It remains to be seen how well he will pull off the role, but fans are eagerly awaiting the film’s release to see his performance.
Twitter has been flooded with jokes and reactions to the news of Grant’s unexpected casting. Some fans have joked that perhaps he will sing and dance, as the Oompa Loompas are famous for their musical numbers. Others have poked fun at his height (he is 6’2″ tall), imagining him as an out-of-place giant among the small Oompa Loompas.
Despite the jokes and skepticism, fans are still excited to see Hugh Grant in this upcoming movie. If nothing else, his casting has sparked widespread interest and discussion about what is sure to be a highly-anticipated film. Only time will tell if the decision to cast Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa was a brilliant one, but either way, it is clear that it has got people talking.