Willy Wonka will be played by Timothée Chalamet in the prequel film to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Timothée Chalamet is reprising his role as Willy Wonka in the prequel film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, following in the footsteps of The Wizard of Oz. The actor, who rose to prominence in 2017 with roles in Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird, has signed on to his new film, in which he will reprise his role as Johnny Depp. After playing Edward Scissorhands’ son in the 1990 film, the younger actor most recently appeared in a Super Bowl commercial. Here’s what you need to know about Chalamet’s newest project.
There have previously been two ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ films.
There have been previous adaptations of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory before the forthcoming prequel. The first was in 1971, and the chocolatier was Gene Wilder. The screenplay for the film was written by Roald Dahl, the author of the original novel.
In 2005, a new version of the film was released, with Depp in the lead role. Tim Burton directed the film, with John August writing the screenplay. The film included actors such as Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, and AnnaSophia Robb.
In a prequel film, Timothée Chalamet will play Willy Wonka.
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Chalamet will play Willy Wonka in the upcoming film Wonka, which will be directed by Tim Burton.
According to Deadline, “the plot will concentrate on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most popular chocolate factory,” based on characters developed by Roald Dahl. “Sources also tell Deadline that Wonka will mark the first time Chalamet gets to show off his singing and dancing skills with several musical numbers set to appear in the film.”
“He’s been the top choice for some time but scheduling was a hurdle that had to be overcome as training for those numbers is included in the… This is a condensed version of the plot. I hope you found it entertaining.