First Look at Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka in WONKA
Timothée Chalamet has shared a photo from the set to WB’s upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel movie, Wonka, and it offers a first look at the actor in full costume.
Chalamet is a wonderful actor and has some pretty big shoes to fill with the previous films having the eccentric, iconic actors Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp having played the character ( Although Depp portrayed Charlie).
The new film is based on the classic characters created by Roald Dahl, and the story will focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.
Neil Hannon of the band The Divine Comedy is writing original songs for the prequel, and Paul King is directing from a screenplay he wrote with Paddington 2 co-writer Simon Farnaby. The movie also stars Mathew Baynton (Ghosts), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Tom Davis (Paddington 2), Simon Farnaby (the Paddington films), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Rich Fulcher (Marriage Story), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Paddington 2), Paterson Joseph (Noughts + Crosses), Emmy and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!), Calah Lane (The Day Shall Come), Matt Lucas (Paddington), Colin O’Brien (The Mothership), Natasha Rothwell (The White Lotus), Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education), Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), and Ellie White (The Other One).
Wonka hits theaters on March 17, 2023.
Source: Timothée Chalamet/Instagram