Hollywood sweetheart Timothee Chalamet is confirmed to play the young version of Willy Wonka in an upcoming prequel movie, Wonka.
Can you imagine this gorgeous actor playing the iconic inventor and chocolate maker, dazzling the audience with his unusual charm?
Well! we can, and we are oh so ready to dive into a world of pure imagination with this Oscar-nominated actor trying to fill in the shoes of Johnny Depp.
In January 2021, Warner Bros officially announced the year 2023 as the release date for the new Willy Wonka movie.
And the fans absolutely freaked out when they revealed that the two most considered actors to play the lead role were Timothee Chalamet and Tom Holland.
Besides, the production team was considering other actors such as Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover, and Ezra Miller.
Moreover, fans began to ship Harry Styles and even Janelle Monae to play the part of Willy Wonka.
However, all the considerations and preferences can rest now as Timothee has finally been chosen as the one.
Third Adaptation Of Willy Wonka
This is, as a matter of fact, not the first production of Willy Wonka.
Hollywood has already produced two different adaptations of the character and his story based on Dahl’s classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The first adaptation was in the year 1971, which starred Gene Wilder as Wonka. Whereas, the second adaptation cast the legendary actor Johnny Deep as Willy in 2005.
Therefore, this is the third time a different actor is playing the part of Willy Wonka.
Timothee already looks promising for the role, and all we can hope is to get that fiery factor from him in the movie.
A Prequel With No Charlie Bucket
The movie will focus on the early years of Willy Wonka before the events of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
So, this ultimately means that we will not get to see the character Charlie Bucket in the prequel movie.
Further, the movie’s main plot is not yet revealed, but we certainly know that this movie will be an origin tale of the character.
And it will center around a young Willy Wonka going on adventures which will eventually tie up to the rest of his story.
Warner Bros had decided to release the movie on 17th March 2023 as per their previous announcement in January. However, they have moved the release date to 15th December 2023.
There have been delays in production, Covid-related, which have directly affected the initial release date and shifted it to date nine months later.
Further, Timothee will be presenting the spectators with a delightful experience. The audience will witness Chalamet’s singing and dancing skills as several musical numbers highly influence the movie.
As far as direction is concerned, Paul King will be directing the movie.
He has directed movies like Paddington 2– the best-reviewed movie of all time. So, our hopes are pretty high here.
Besides, he also co-wrote the screenplay of the movie along with Simon Farnaby.
Also, the screenplay is written by prior writers, including Simon Rich, Simon Stephenson, Jeff Nathanson, and Steven Levenson.
Talking of production, Heyman is producing through his Heyday Films.
Moreover, Luke Kelly is also producing the movie, with Michael Siegel and Alexandra Derbyshire as executive producers.
Overall, the movie appears to be all set to awe the audience in the theatres, with its impressive cast and crew.
Timothee’s Other Upcoming Projects
The actor is always busy with several projects in his hands as Hollywood can’t seem to get enough of him.
The Oscar nominee has a list of movies lined up for release.
His potential blockbuster Dune is to be released in two parts.
And the charming actor will also be seen in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch opposite Frances McDormand.
Moreover, he also appears in Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.