Top hat screwed on the head, fuchsia suit jacket and enigmatic look… TimothÃ © e Chalamet is already and already inhabited by Willy Wonka. On October 10, the 25-year-old actor unveiled on his social media a first image of his performance in the movie Wonka.Â
Scheduled for March 2023, the prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will focus on the youth of the eccentric chocolatier, once played by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp. Director Paul King, to whom we owe the two parts of Paddington, will therefore work with Timothé Chalamet in the title role, but also Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Olivia Coleman (The Crown ) or Rowan Atkinson.
In detail, Wonka will explore the “vivid and mythical beginnings of an imaginative young inventor before he became the famous Mozart of chocolate”. A tantalizing scenario.