We can all remember being children and dreaming of taking a tour in Wonka’s chocolate factory, especially being inside the room where everything was edible. You probably sat for some moments, just thinking of all the treats you would grab! Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is one of those stories that’ll probably never grow old.
Timothée Chalamet has posted the first looks at his version of the Willy Wonka character on social media. He’s making it so that we no longer have to rely on “pure imagination” (not that that’s necessarily a negative thing). Timothée Chalamet has posted the first look at his interpretation of Willy Wonka for the forthcoming film on the future chocolate factory proprietor.
With about 13.6 million followers on Instagram. The new film called Wonka, focuses on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to creating the iconic chocolate factory. Chalamet is expected to present his musical talent skills (singing and dancing) for the first time in the anticipated prequel. Along with all the other titles we’re excited to put on our watchlists, folks would love to know just how we can watch Timothée Chalamet’s Willy Wonka.
Timothée Chalamet’s Willy Wonka
Paul King is expected to direct Timothée Chalamet’s Willy Wonka from the screenplay he composed with Simon Farnaby (including prior writers Simon Stephenson, Simon Rich, Jeff Nathanson, and Steven Levenson). David Heyman is producing the movie through Heyday Films. Luke Kelly will also produce with Michael Siegel and Alexandra Derbyshire executive producing.
We’re looking at the third time WB has taken over Willy Wonka’s story with the previous installments being adaptations of Roald Dahl’s iconic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Remember the 1971 movie starred Gene Wilder as Wonka, and the second in 2005, starring Johnny Depp.
Currently, the plot details remain unknown. The public can look forward to an original tale of the character which will also be the first time Charlie Bucket will not be amid the storytelling. Chalamet can also be seen in the upcoming Dune, it’ll be out later this month.
Unfortunately, we don’t have very many details regarding the plot details yet, but we do know it’s going to be a prequel, an origin story. So far, the official synopsis goes as follows:
“An origin story that explores the vivid, mythical beginnings of the imaginative young inventor before he becomes the renowned scrumdiddlyumptious Mozart of chocolate.”
Where will Wonka be filmed? Timothée Chalamet’s story is being filmed all over the United Kingdom. The cast and crew were spotted in Lyme Regis in Dorset, Eltham Palace in southeast London, and Bath in Somerset. Filming is also happening at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, where the Harry Potter films were shot.
Timothée Chalamet’s Willy Wonka has a March 17 2023 release date. We’ll keep the public updated with any further news about when and where it’s coming out.
Cast of Wonka
Timothée Chalamet was cast as the leading role of Wonka. Earlier this year, he posted a first look image of himself in the infamous costume with the top hat and brightly colored jacket. It’ll be the first film featuring Chalamet singing and dancing, with musical numbers written by The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon.
There have been other confirmed names, but it’s not yet clear what roles each actor will be playing. Names attached to the new film include Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, and Jim Carter. At this point, it’s still way too old for a trailer but it’s only a matter of time.
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