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Timothée Chalamet shares first image of him as Willy Wonka in upcoming film

Actor Timothée Chalamet offered a glimpse of himself portraying Willy Wonka in the upcoming fantasy movie, Wonka. Chalamet captioned a photo of himself on Instagram wearing a top hat and velvet coat: “The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last …WONKA.” He also shared a photo of his walking stick, which had a tiny wrapped gift at the top.

Paddington writer/director Paul King is directing Chalamet in the film, from a screenplay King wrote with Simon Farnaby, who also plays a role in the film. The movie will co-star Rowan Atkinson, Mathew Baynton, Jim Carter, Olivia Colman, Tom Davis, Rich Fulcher, Sally Hawkins, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Paterson Joseph, Keegan-Michael Key, Calah Lane, Matt Lucas, Colin O’Brien, Natasha Rothwell, Rakhee Thakrar and Ellie White.

Wonka is a prequel to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp played enigmatic candy titan Willy Wonka in 1971 and 2005 film adaptations of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book.

Wonka is currently set to hit theaters on March 17, 2023.

First Look! Timothee Chalamet Is Willy Wonka in New ‘Wonka’ Teaser


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