Timothée Chalamet will play Willy Wonka in a musical primarily based on the early lifetime of Roald Dahl’s eccentric chocolatier. Warner Bros. and the Roald Dahl Story Co. introduced Monday that the 25-year-old Chalamet will star in Wonka. The studio mentioned the movie will “focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.”
Paul King (Paddington, Paddington 2) will direct from a script he wrote with Simon Farnaby, with Harry Potter producer David Heyman producing. Warner Bros. earlier this 12 months set a release date in March 2023.
Gene Wilder starred in 1971′s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, primarily based on Dahl’s celebrated e book. In Tim Burton’s 2005 reboot, Johnny Depp performed Wonka in a Warner Bros. release that grossed $475 million worldwide.
Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok) is individually making a pair of animated sequence for Netflix, one centered on the world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and one primarily based on the Oompa-Loopmas.
Chalamet, the Oscar-nominated star of Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, has numerous high-profile initiatives upcoming, together with Denis Villenueve’s Dune, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up and Guadagnino’s Bones & All.