This is the new Willy Wonka: First look at Timothée Chalamet in the prequel

The actor who is now on the bill with ‘Dune’ gets into the skin of the mythical character that Johnny Depp and Gene Wilder played before him.

Timothée Chalamet has won the golden ticket in the Hollywood industry. His works in Call Me By Your Name, Little women and, more recently, DuneThey have placed you in a privileged position. His future plans are no less ambitious and the actor has surprised everyone by publishing an image of one of his most anticipated projects: Wonka, the prequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Clad in his traditional Victorian hat and clothes, there is no doubt that Chalamet has managed to get into the shoes of the famous character. “The suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts …”, the actor has written in the Instagram publication where he appears characterized. In a second photo you can see a detail of one of his essential accessories: the cane.

Timothée Chalamet is the latest actor to bring the chocolatier to life. Before him, Gene Wilder played it in 1971 under the direction of Mel Stuart. Decades later, Johnny Depp donned his hat for the Tim Burton version. Now it is the turn of a much younger actor, through whom we will meet a never seen face of Willy Wonka: his origins.

Paul King -director de Paddington and its sequel – he takes the helm to bring the character of the Roald Dahl classic back to the billboard. Not many details are known about it, but explore the character’s life before he opened his famous chocolate and candy factory. We know some aspects of your childhood, such as the cruel treatment of your father and his absolute prohibition on sugar, but what did you do during your youth, before becoming a successful businessman?

In addition to Chalamet, the cast includes Keegan Michael-Key, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, and Olivia Colman. If you are a fan of Wonka’s songs, you will be happy to know that the film will keep the spirit and will include several musical numbers. What we do not know yet is what the appearance of the Oompa-loompa will be like.

We will still have to wait a bit to see the interpretation of Chalamet and the rest of the companions, since its premiere is scheduled for March 2023. At the moment, production is still under development and we all hope that there will not be any significant delays.

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