Donald Glover as Willy Wonka? Fictional characters' changing races
One of Donald Glover's next projects could be playing Willy Wonka in a spin-off about the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory character.
Ryan Gosling and Ezra Miller are also on the shortlist to play the chocolatier, according to entertainment website Collider.
On film, the role has been played exclusively by white actors Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.
The movie will apparently tell Willy Wonka's origin story.
If Donald does gets the job, it won't be the first time a black actor has played a character originally written as white.
Newsbeat's taken a look at some famous examples.
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