First Look at Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka in WONKA

Willy Wonka in WONKA

Timothée Chalamet has released a photo from the set to WB’s upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel movie, Wonka, and it gives a first look at the actor all dressed up in costume. The photo came with the following caption, “The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last … 🏭WONKA🍫.”

Chalamet looks amazing in the role and I think he is perfect to play to plat the role, but he’s no Gene Wilder. But, I’m interested to see how the young actor plays the part and how he brings character to life. He’s a talented actor, and I’m sure he’ll give an impressive performance.

The new film is based on the classic characters created by Roald Dahl, and the story will center on a young Willy Wonka and his experiences prior to starting the world’s most popular chocolate factory.

Neil Hannon of the band The Divine Comedy is writing original songs for the prequel, and Paul King is directing from a screenplay he wrote with Paddington 2 co-writer Simon Farnaby. The movie also stars Mathew Baynton (Ghosts), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Tom Davis (Paddington 2), Simon Farnaby (the Paddington films), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Rich Fulcher (Marriage Story), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Paddington 2), Paterson Joseph (Noughts + Crosses), Emmy and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!), Calah Lane (The Day Shall Come), Matt Lucas (Paddington), Colin O’Brien (The Mothership), Natasha Rothwell (The White Lotus), Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education), Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), and Ellie White (The Other One).

Wonka will be released in theaters on March 17, 2023.

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