The actress has largely been out of the limelight for several years, after finding fame as a child.
The prequel will be the third Wonka film developed by Warner Bros. bosses.
Kevin Spacey has booked a small cameo role in an Italian film called L'uomo Che Disegno Dio or The Man Who Drew God.
Tig Notaro filmed all her scenes in a studio and was digitally inserted into the movie.
Henry Cavill has vowed to make the film an adventure viewers "shall never forget".
The original 1986 Highlander movie starred Christopher Lambert as the time-travelling hero.
The project is a spin-off from the hit BBC crime drama series.
The Stranger Things star plays Frankie in the new comedy-drama, which also stars Andrew Garfield.
The actress is gearing up to play the villain in the upcoming sequel, Disenchanted.
Anthony McCarten intends to bring the story back to his "horror suspense roots".
Tom Cruise nailed the single-take shot on the final attempt.
Salma Hayek had a phone call with Lady Gaga before filming began and she was "already Patrizia".