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Timothee Chalamet to play Willy Wonka in upcoming WV prequel

Writer: Heidi Hsia

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Timothée Chalamet has big shoes to fill after Johnny Depp's extraordinary portrayal of the candy man

26 May - Yes, you read that right. Our boy Timothée Chalamet will be playing our favourite candy man, Willy Wonka in an upcoming prequel to be produced by Warner Bros.

The 25 year-old star reportedly will be playing the younger version of the famous Roald Dahl character as he embarks on an adventure prior to him opening his world famous chocolate factory.

Sources claimed that the movie, titled "Wonka", will enable Chalamet to show off his singing and dancing skills.


Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp previously played the role in the 1971 and 2005 movies respectively

The project will be helmed by British director Paul King of "Paddington" fame, with the script written by him and Simon Farnaby.

This will be WB's third Wonka movie, following the 1971 Gene Wilder-starrer and the 2005 movie starring Johnny Depp in the titular role.

Chalamet has been busy for the past few years after exploding on the movie scene through the romance drama, "Call Me By Your Name", with his recent and upcoming movies include "Little Women", "Dune", Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch", and Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up".


Chalamet stars in Denis Villeneuve's "Dune"

Cinema Online, 26 May 2021

Related Movies:
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (18 Aug 2005)
Little Women (13 Feb 2020)
Dune (14 Oct 2021) [Showtimes] [Trailers]
Paddington 2 (30 Nov 2017)
Paddington (11 Dec 2014)

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