Timothée Chalamet has finished filming ‘Wonka’.
The 25-year-old actor will star in the musical film, which serves as the prequel to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and focuses on a young take on Roald Dahl’s iconic character, Willy Wonka.
Timothee has spent several weeks filming at Lyme Regis, Dorset for the photo – which will see ‘Call Me by Your Name’ perform onscreen for the first time – and is expected to return to the United States in the next few days.
The film is slated for release in March 2023 with Timothee leading an ensemble that includes Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson and Matt Lucas. The cast also includes Jim Carter, Rich Fulcher, Paterson Joseph, Calah Lane, Colin O’Brien, Natasha Rothwell, Rakhee Thakrar and Ellie White.
With the exception of young Willy Wonka, the respective roles of the cast have yet to be disclosed.
“Wonka” will look into the character’s adventures before he opens his chocolate factory, with song and dance numbers that should be included.
The film is directed by Paul King, who co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Farnaby, while David Heyman is producing.
Timothee will become the third star to play Wonka on the big screen, after the late Gene Wilder first brought the character to life in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” in 1971, before Johnny Depp played the role in the directed film. by Tim Burton in 2005. ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
Warner Bros. has been working on the film for several years, and they previously considered Tom Holland, Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover and Ezra Miller for the iconic role.