Timothée Chalamet To Star As Willy Wonka in a New Film From Warner Bros and Roald Dahl Story

Timothée Chalamet is set to star as the iconic inventor and chocolate maker in Warner Bros and Roald Dahl Story Co.’s Wonka. From the characters created by Roald Dahl, the new film will focus on the young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.

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According to sources that Wonka will mark the first time Chalamet gets to show off his singing and dancing skills with several music numbers expected to appear in the film. Chalamet has been the top choice for some time but the scheduling was a challenge to be overcome as training for those numbers is part in the preparation for this upcoming movie.


The new Wonka film will be directed by Paul King, from the screenplay he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby. David Heyman via his Heyday Films and Luke Kelly will be producing, along with Michael Siegel and Alexandra Derbyshire who will executively produce.


Upcoming film is the third time WB has taken on the Willy Wonka story, with previous versions being adaptations of Dahl’s classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Although the plot details of the movie is yet to be revealed, the new pic will be an origin tale of the character and Charlie Bucket will not be featured for the first time in this film.


For Chalamet, the Oscar nominee has avoided the tentpole pic over the years with his upcoming Dune adaptation being his first true venture into the genre. This movie will also give Chalamet, as well, a possible franchise opportunity.

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