Timothee Chalamet to Star in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Prequel Movie ‘Wonka’

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Timothee Chalamet is set to play Willy Wonka in the upcoming prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Here’s everything we know about his exciting new venture…

For most of us, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a staple childhood classic.

The story of greed, gluttony, and a giant chocolate factory… What’s not to love?

Critically acclaimed children’s author, Roald Dahl, who also brought us classics such as Matilda and The Witches, first wrote the story of Charlie Bucket and his quest to visit Willy Wonka’s infamous chocolate factory back in 1964.

So a movie adaptation was made in 1971, 7 years on from its initial publication.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was the first attempt at bringing the children’s book to life…

And we saw as Hollywood legend, Gene Wilder, portrayed the role of the charismatic and slightly eccentric Willy Wonka.

Wilder completely killed it.

And therefore set the bar pretty high for any future adaption and remake attempts.

In the decades following on from its release, filmmakers far and wide left the tale of Willy Wonka firmly alone.

Because who can follow on from such a masterpiece?

And the darker, more gothic adaptation, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was released in 2005.

And, despite the edgy remake being a far cry from the 1971 version, he did a pretty good job at it.

It looks like were set for a prequel to the much loved classic…

And it appears that Timothee Chalamet is traveling from the set of Dune for the fantasy film, reportedly called Wonka.

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According to Deadline, Chalamet has been cast as the lead in the upcoming prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

And people had mixed responses to the news…

Chalamet is set to play a young Willy Wonka…

As it takes a look into the life of Wonka before he owned the famous chocolate factory.

Earlier this year, Wonka was given a 2023 release date…

And it was announced that Chalamet was shortlisted to play the lead role.

Chalamet is probably best known for his performances in Call Me By Your Name, as well as Beautiful Boy and Little Women.

And his first major franchise role arrives this October, Dune.

Wonka is set to be directed by Paddington director Paul King...

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He’s co-writing Wonka alongside Simon Farnaby.

With King directing and Chalamet in the lead role, it appears that Wonka is set in motion…

And the official release date has been set for March 17, 2023.
We can’t wait!
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