The ‘Doon’ actor will play this character in the upcoming prequel to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’
Timothée Chalamet made his lookalike debut as Willy Wonka in the upcoming prequel to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.
It was announced in May that the “Dune” and “Call Me By Your Name” actor had signed on to portray the infamous chocolatier in a prequel film from Warner Bros. Some magical chocolate factory which is especially dangerous to misbehave with youth and adults.
On Sunday, the 25-year-old actor took to instagram To share a pair of images from the sets of the film titled “Wonka”. The first shows his completely different, yet decidedly familiar, Wonka outfit. He poses behind the camera with a stern look on his face wearing a brown hat, gold shirt and an intricate scarf, all covered by a long red jacket.
Timothée Chalamet will play young Willy Wonka at Warner Bros. Movies
The second image shows Chalamet’s hand reaching for a button inside Wonka’s cane. Although it’s unclear, it appears to be a small gift box, with a button affixed to the top of the retractable orb on a stick. Gene Wilder used a cane in the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. However, it was ultimately a ploy to trick people into thinking he was lame only to do a spectacular, crowd-pleasing flip.
Chalamet referenced Wilder’s Wonka in the caption of the post on Instagram, citing a line in the film, “The mystery is terrible, I hope it lasts…”
Diversity notes that the Willy Wonka character was originally created by writer Roald Dahl in the 1964 novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, which follows a young boy named Charlie Bucket, who receives a golden ticket that allows him to Allows you to go on a tour of the famous chocolatier. factory with a handful of other kids. However, when other children start misbehaving and breaking the rules, their seizures end one by one in strange and unexpected ways.
The book was adapted twice, once in 1971 with Gene Wilder as Wonka and again in 2005 with Johnny Depp. The upcoming ‘Wonka’ prequel will be directed by ‘Paddington’ director Paul King. It is currently expected to hit theaters in March of 2023.