Timothée Chalamet Reveals First Look of Himself as “Wonka”

Timothée Chalamet took to Twitter and Instagram on Sunday to share the first look at himself as the iconic chocolatier Willy Wonka for director Paul King (Padding, Padding 2)’s upcoming origin story Wonka. Looking equal parts dapper and daffy, Chalamet seems like the obvious choice to play one of Roald Dahl’s most famous creations as a young man. “The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last,” Chalamet wrote as a caption for his Instagram image, quoting one of Willy Wonka’s deathless lines from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), where he was played with nimble lunacy by the great Gene Wilder.

Principal photography recently began in London, with a stellar cast supporting Chalamet, including Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, and Matt Lucas. The film has been described by Warner Bros. as a “vivid, mythical beginnings of the imaginative young inventor before he becomes the renowned scrumdiddlyumptious Mozart of chocolate.”

Wonka is due in theaters in March of 2023. Check out Chalamet as the man with the master chocolate plan in his hand below.

Chalamet can next be seen in Denis Villeneuve’s epic Dune, which hits theaters on October 22.

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Featured image: NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Co-chair Timothée Chalamet attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)


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