Timothée Chalamet has shared the first image of his version of Willy Wonka in the upcoming prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory., where we can see the character in a much younger version.
The leading actor of Dune has shared the image via Twitter, where we can see his character behind the cameras on the set of the movie that It is scheduled to premiere next year 2023.
WONKA ✨✨? pic.twitter.com/ozaerNtroP
– Timothée Chalamet (@RealChalamet) October 10, 2021
This first image comes shortly after Warner Bros. revealed the cast of the film and announced the start of filming on the project. Besides Chalamet, the cast includes Rowan Atkinson, Keegan Michael-Key, Jim Carter, Mathew Baynton, Olivia Colman, Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby, Rich Fulcher, Sally Hawkins, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Paterson Joseph, Calah Lane, Matt Lucas, Colin O ‘Brien, Natasha Rothwell, Rakhee Thakrar and Ellie White.
The film will be directed by Paddington director Paul King, and many of the actors, like Davis, Farnaby, Hawking, Lucas and Holdbrook-Smith, have appeared in at least one of the films of this saga.
Wonky will be a prequel to Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Chalamet will be the third actor to take on the legendary role after Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.
With this film, Timothée Chalamet will add another book adaptation to his resume after recently starring in Dune, where he plays Paul Atreides.