Timothee Chalamet To Star In Willy Wonka Origin Film

Written by on May 24, 2021

Timothee Chalamet’s subsequent performing job is a very candy gig: taking part in Willy Wonka in an origin story about Roald Dahl’s enigmatic sweet maker.

In a narrative first reported by Deadline, the “Name Me by Your Title” star is ready to play Wonka in a movie dedicated to his adventures previous to opening his chocolate manufacturing unit.

This may mark the third movie that includes Wonka, who was beforehand performed by Gene Wilder in 1971’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility,” and Johnny Depp in 2005’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility.”

Chalamet reportedly beat out Tom Holland for the position in “Wonka,” which would require the lead character to sing and dance a la Wilder.

Deadline stated Chalamet was the best choice for some time, however scheduling conflicts needed to be labored out due to the coaching he’ll want for the musical numbers.

“Paddington 2” director Paul King will direct the movie, however the composers of the musical numbers haven’t been introduced.

Wonka isn’t the one icon Chalamet is tackling. He’s additionally set to play Bob Dylan in “Going Electrical,” a movie set within the early 1960s, when the singer switched from acoustic to electrical guitar.


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