Over time, different actors have had the opportunity to play Willy Wonka, both in theater and on the big screen. If you are from the generation baby boomerYou probably associate the role with actor Gene Wilder, although many of us grew up with Johnny Depp as the eccentric chocolatier.
However, Timothée Chalamet will be the new one in charge of telling a different story about the iconic character created by Roald Dahl in the film. Wonka, a prequel that will narrate how the chocolatier created his peculiar factory. With filming just beginning, the young actor has already shared the first glimpse of his character.
Posing in front of the camera with a top hat, velvet coat and a very special scepter, the famous actor showed us a bit of the aesthetics and style of this new project. Thousands of fans on social media commented on the great resemblance between the costumes in this prequel and the movie created by Tim Burton in 2005.
This first look comes after three more actors were confirmed for the project early in the production run, including Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins and Oscar winner Olivia Colman, joining Tom Davis, Keegan-Michael Key and Simon Farnaby.
Willy Wonka was created by Dahl in the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which tells the story of a low-income boy named Charlie Bucket, who finds a golden ticket to visit Wonka’s legendary and exciting chocolate factory.
The new sequel will be directed by Paul King, who previously ran the franchise. Paddington. In addition, he wrote the script with Farnaby. To make matters worse, David Heyman will serve as producer, while Michael Siegel and Alexandra Derbyshire will executive produce. Wonka It is scheduled to hit theaters on March 17, 2023.