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Donald Glover respond to 'Willy Wonka' casting rumors

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has opened up about rumours surrounding his casting in the reboot of "& the Chocolate Factory".

The "Atlanta" star was asked about rumours of him joining the reboot of the classic which will be helmed by

"There's been a lot of Willy Wonkas, so I would have to think about it on some level. But it's cool that people are thinking about me," he told Tonight.

"It kind of terrified me as a child a little bit. It was a really scary movie to me. I mean, I watched it a lot but I was kind of terrified by it. I mean, you know, it's a classic," Glover said.

The 1971 musical fantasy film, directed by Mel Stuart, featured as Willy Wonka, the mysterious, mephistophelean owner of a chocolate factory, who dupes spoiled children into ironic fates. His performance in the song "Pure Imagination" is widely considered a classic moment.

It was rebooted again by in 2005 and featured and

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 12:05 IST