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This Oscar-nominated actor is set to play Willy Wonka in a new origin film!

By Rachelle  /  25 May 2021 (Tuesday)

Timothée Chalamet is ready to head to a world of pure imagination!

The Oscar-nominated actor is set to star as the iconic inventor and chocolate maker in Warner Bros and the Roald Dahl Story Co.’s Wonka. Based on characters created by Roald Dahl, the story will focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory. That's not all! Wonka will mark the first time Chalamet gets to show off his singing and dancing skills with several musical numbers set to appear in the film. Paul King will direct from the screenplay he wrote with Simon Farnaby, with prior writers including Simon Rich, Simon Stephenson, Jeff Nathanson and Steven Levenson.
  This marks the third time WB has taken on the Wonka story, with the previous versions being adaptations of Dahl’s classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The first one, in 1971, starred Gene Wilder as Wonka, and the second in 2005 starred Johnny Depp in the role. While plot details are unknown, the new film will be an origin tale of the character and mark the first time Charlie Bucket will not be featured.

Chalamet will be seen starring in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune for Warner Bros and Legendary later this year with Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch opposite Frances McDormand, and Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.
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