Steven Spielberg Attempts To Woo Gene Wilder Out Of Retirement


You won’t get a bigger Gene Wilder fan than Movies In Focus. The actor has been off screens for a long time but it looks like he might be tempted back into acting by Steven Spielberg. The last time the comedian was on screen was in the sitcom Will and Grace, back in 2003.

AICN has a tip that Spielberg wants Wilder to take a role in either his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG or a Willy Wonka-esqe role Ready Player One. Either of these is a possibility, but it might be cool to see Gene Wilder step back into the world of Roald Dahl, rather than playing a role similar to one he played in a beloved classic 40 years ago. We’ll find out soon enough though – that is if the 82 year old wants to return to the screen.

At this point I have to point people in the direction of Young Frankenstein – it’s almost a contractual obligation.

Source: AICN