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12 October 2021

Timothée Chalamet teases first-look of him as Willy Wonka in new Roald Dahl prequel

12 October 2021

Timothée Chalamet has given fans a first glimpse of him as Willy Wonka in upcoming movie Wonka.

The actor, 25, has been cast as Roald Dahl’s eccentric chocolatier in a musical prequel due for release in 2023.

Taking to Instagram, he shared an image showing him sporting Wonka’s trademark brown top hat and a red crushed velvet topcoat.

Quoting Gene Wilder, who played Wonka on screen in 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, he wrote alongside the photo: “The Suspense is terrible, I hope it will last... WONKA.”

Directed by Paul King, the movie will follow an origin story focusing “on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory,” reports Deadline.

Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman and Jim Carter have recently been confirmed to also star.

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