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Hollywood stars may visit Bath next week for Wonka shoot

Hollywood stars could be spotted in Bath next week as filming on a major new Warner Brothers film continues.

Rumors suggest Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet may come to town to shoot scenes for Wonka as he plays the legendary character of Roald Dahl.

Permission has already been granted to the production company, which plans to shoot in both Parade Gardens and the Colonnades, it is understood.

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The film tells the story of a young Willy Wonka before he opens his chocolate factory made famous in Roald Dahl’s novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

Other famous faces set to appear in the film include Oscar winner Olivia Coleman and comedy couple Rowan Atkinson and Matt Lucas, but it is not confirmed which actors will be filming in Bath.

Filming for the film has already started, and remarkable photos show the historic Cobb Harbor at Lyme Regis completely transformed.

Details of the filming in Bath have already been revealed in a letter to residents and businesses.

Narrow Mark Films Ltd said cameras would run from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday October 13 and Thursday October 14.

Parade Gardens will close on Tuesday October 12 to allow the crew to create a winter wonderland, and reopen on Saturday October 16.

Stop-and-go traffic controls are planned on Grand Parade and on Pierrepont Street to make temporary traffic stops.

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The letter to the people of Bath says: “This is necessary so that we do not see any modern vehicle passing by the garden when the camera is rolling.

“We will also have a sidewalk closure on the garden side of these streets.

“There will also be a lane closure on North Parade to aid in the essential positioning of a generator on that route to facilitate filming.

“The team will also have to install three aerial work platforms with lighting for the night scenes, but the noise will be kept to a minimum.”

The long-awaited prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be directed by famous Paddington Paul King and produced by Warner Bros Studios.

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