Timothée Chalamet, the American actor who will play the renowned Willy Wonka in the upcoming prequel film Wonka, has shown the first glimpse of his role.
Wonka is a precursor to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory classic 1964 novel. Willy Wonka and his exploits before becoming a chocolatier and founding the chocolate factory will be brought to light in this film. The launch date has been set for March 17, 2023.
Timothée Chalamet Debuts As Willy Wonka In New Photos
Chalamet shared two photographs from the Wonka film on Instagram, the first of which included a glimpse of the eccentric character. He’s dressed in a velvet magenta overcoat, a multicolored scarf, and a brown top hat, and giving the camera some side-eye.
He reached for a tiny purple wrapped package in the second shot. The Dune actor noted in the caption, “The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last … WONKA[sic].”
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On Twitter, he posted the identical photo of himself but simply labeled it “WONKA” with two-star emojis and a chocolate bar emoji. Warner Bros. pictures were also released on Twitter and Instagram and by the production business.
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Paul King, who is best known for directing both Paddington films, is directing Wonka. He also collaborated on the screenplay with Simon Farnaby.
David Heyman’s Heyday Films is producing. Also producing are Luke Kelly, Michael Siegel, and Alexandra Derbyshire, with Alexandra Derbyshire and Michael Siegel and serving as executive producers.
Roald Dahl, the famous author, created Willy Wonka. The figure first appeared in the novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” printed in 1964, about a poor child named Charlie Bucket who gets a golden ticket to visit Wonka’s marvelous and horrifying chocolate factory.
The book has been turned to the screen twice, with Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka in 1971 and Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s 2005 movie.
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The Warner Bros. prequel will purportedly investigate how Willy Wonka became a famed candymaker, while narrative details are being kept under wraps. Wonka is a new film about a young Willy Wonka and his exploits before he founded the chocolate factory.
In the prequel, Chalamet is slated to show off his dancing and singing abilities for the first time.
While narrative details are unknown, Chalamet will play the renowned figure of late British author Roald Dahl for the first time. Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Jim Carter, and Sally Hawkins are among the cast members of Wonka, in addition to Chalamet.
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Timothee Chalamet, meanwhile, will star in Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction epic Dune. The film is due to premiere on October 22 and is based on Frank Herbert’s acclaimed sci-fi classic novel of the same name.
Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Sharon Duncan Brewster, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Josh Brolin, and Stellan Skarsgård make the cast of the film, starring alongside Chalamet.