Timothée Chalamet is definitely a very busy actor! While the star unveiled thanks to Call By Your Name is expected by the end of the year in the sci-fi blockbuster Dune, Deadline announced that the comedian will also headline the prequel to Charlie and the chocolate factory. Entitled Wonka, in reference to the famous character created by Roald Dahl in 1964, the film directed by Paul King (Paddington) will show the youth of the mysterious chocolatier as well as how he acquired his famous business. An exciting story that should tell us more about this enigmatic hero.
This is not the first time that the casting of Timothée Chalamet in the role of Willy Wonka has been mentioned, with previous rumors that the Franco-American actor has been in competition with Tom Holland, the star of the upcoming live-action, Uncharted. Here, the actor will soon appear at Don’t Look Up, the Netflix comedy starring Jennifer Lawrence will succeed Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp. He will also have the opportunity to prove his talents in singing as well as in dance, the first information revealed on Wonka having confirmed the presence of several numbers. However, the producer of the prequel has insisted that this new feature film will not be a remake of previous adaptations produced in 1971 and then in 2005.. On the release side, the film is expected in cinemas on March 17, 2023. So a little more patience!