Film set in Eltham Palace reportedly for new Wonka movie

A number of Eltham residents have taken to social media to suggest that recent filming in the area is for a new “Wonka” movie.

Pictures show fake snow on the ground and an old-fashioned car at Eltham Palace – as excitement builds among those in Eltham that their home has become a temporary movie set.

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Some have shared anecdotes of what they have spotted in the area – including “far too well dressed and exotic” potential cast members going into Eltham charity shops.

One resident said: “I can’t be 100% per cent sure but I think I may have seen Timothee Chalamet going into one of the charity shops this afternoon!

“He was far too well dressed and exotic for these parts.”

Others have said film crews are “definitely” shooting for a new Wonka film as they claim to have received a letter in the post about it.

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One excited Eltham resident said: “They are making a film called Wonka, we had a letter telling us because the crew buses are parked in Eltham Town football club behind where we live.”

Others echoed the same “Wonka”-related speculation.

One passer-by posted a picture of a Narrow Mark Films Limited “filming notice” which has been put up in the area.

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It said: “Filming of a Motion Picture intended for worldwide distribution will be taking place in this area on 10th and 11th November 2021.

“If you enter this area, your voice and image may be recorded on film.

“The footage may be made publicly available, worldwide, in any media, as part of the Motion Picture and its promotion.

“By entering this area you are agreeing to this use of your voice and image without any payment to you, and you will be deemed to have conclusively waived nay and all claims relating to such use (including regarding Privacy, Defamation and similar claims.) 

“If you do not wish to be filmed, please do not enter this area – thank you.

“If you are identifiable in the footage, we will process your personal data in accordance with our legitimate interests for the purpose of making, exploiting and promoting our productions.

“See our Privacy Notice at https://wbproductions.com/v/filming-talent for more details.

“Thank you for your co-operation, we apologise for any inconvenience.”

According to IMDb, a new Wonka film is expected to hit screens in March 2023.

It “will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures”.

The director is Paul King, writers are Simon Farnaby, Roald Dah l(based on characters created by) and Paul King.

The cast will include Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman and Tracy Ifeachor.

Motion Pictures has been approached for confirmation of the filming of a new Wonka film in Eltham.

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