Last year 2016 we heard the news that the people of Warner Bros. and David Heyman, producer of the ‘Harry Potter’ saga, had set to work to shape a new feature film focused on the figure of Willy Wonka; the character created by Roald Dahl who was brought to life by Gene Wilder in the enchanting ‘A Fantasy World’ under the command of Mel Stuart.
From then on, rumors about who it would be the one in charge of taking over from Wilder, and a Johnny Depp who also gave life to Wonka in the remake ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ directed by Tim Burton, were the order of the day. Today, at last, it has become official that Timothée Chalamet will step into the shoes of the sugar magnate.
As reported by Deadline, Chalamet has been imposed on Tom Holland, the other great candidate of the study to play young Willy Wonka, and he will have to hone his dancing and singing skills, as the prequel will have a good load of musical numbers that will put the actor to the test.
Let’s remember that this project has prevented Paul King from making a triplet as a director in the, so far, wonderful ‘Paddington’ saga; so you better this exploration of Wonka’s life before opening his famous factory ended up being very worthwhile.