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'Wonka' coming to Max in March

Timothée Chalamet plays a young Willy Wonka in "Wonka." File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Timothée Chalamet plays a young Willy Wonka in "Wonka." File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Wonka is coming to Max in March.

Max said in a press release Friday that the film will start streaming on its service March 8.

Wonka is a musical fantasy film that tells the origin story of Willy Wonka, a character from the Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The movie follows a young Willy Wonka, played by Timothée Chalamet, "as he becomes the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker."

Timothée Chalamet attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Wonka" in December. File Photo by Greg Grudt/UPI
Timothée Chalamet attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Wonka" in December. File Photo by Greg Grudt/UPI
Timothée Chalamet attends the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards in November. File Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI
Timothée Chalamet attends the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards in November. File Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI

Wonka is written by Simon Farnaby and Paul King and directed by King.

Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Olivia Colman and Hugh Grant also star.

Wonka opened in theaters in December and was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA Film Awards.