Timothée Chalamet Willy Wonka: Timothée Chalamet is all set to star in Paul King’s 2023 release – ‘Wonka.’ It is a prequel musical film based on the characters from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He will be playing the young Willy Wonka and get the opportunity to present his numerous talents through this performance.
Chalamet’s pictures in the role of Wonka recently surfaced online and created a stir, which is hardly surprising considering his massive popularity. Let’s find out why he chose to take on this role.
Why did Timothee Chalamet choose Willy Wonka’s role?
In his interview for Vogue, Chalamet reflects on why he chose to play the Wonka role. He says, “To work on something that will have an uncynical young audience, that was just a big joy. That’s why I was drawn to it.” He further adds, “In a time and climate of intense political rhetoric, when there’s so much bad news all the time, this is hopefully going to be a piece of chocolate.”
Who stars in Wonka besides Timothee Chalamet?
Directed by Paul King, Wonka is supposed to release on the 15th of December in North America. King co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Farnaby, and the film stars a cast of popular actors like Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Grant, Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, Natasha Rothwell, Matt Lucas, Jim Carter, Mathew Baynton, Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby. In this year’s Cinemacon in April, a trailer for Wonka was previewed. It showed the early parts of Wonka’s chocolate-making endeavor.
Who played Willy Wonka before on the screen?
The iconic fictional character is from the British author Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate. The role was earlier played by Gene Wilder in the Mel Stuart-directed film in 1971. Later, Johnny Depp took on the role in the 2005 film, produced by Warner Bros. and directed by Tim Burton.
What other 2023 movies will Timothee Chalamet be in besides Wonka?
Besides Wonka, Chalamet has an exciting year ahead. He is set to step in the shoes of the legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in James Mangold’s A Complete Unknown. The recently released trailer for Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune 2 promises yet another blockbuster for the actor this year.