It was quite a surprise when it was announced that Timothée Chalamet was to become Willy Wonka in a prequel to the story of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ prepared by Paul King, responsible for ‘Paddington’ and its magnificent sequel. Now the time has come to see the actor already transformed into the legendary character in the first images of the musical ‘Wonka’.
More details on ‘Wonka’
The story of ‘Wonka’ will tell us the past of its protagonist before inaugurating the chocolate factory. Obviously, the film is based on the characters created by Roald Dahl, but the script written by Simon Farnaby and King sure takes a multitude of liberties. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be much to tell in the movie.
Keegan-Michael Key, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman, Jim Carter, Mathew Baynton, Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby, Rich Fulcher, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Paterson Joseph, Calah Lane, Matt Lucas, Colin O’Brien, Natasha Rothwell, Rakhee Thakrar y Ellie White acompañan a Chalamet al frente del reparto.
Let us remember that Chalamet prevailed Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling, Ezra Miller y Tom Holland to clinch the coveted role of Willy Wonka. Now we will have to have a little patience to see the protagonist of ‘Dune’ in ‘Wonka’ in motion, since its premiere is not scheduled until March 17, 2023.