Timothee Chalamet to Play Young Willy Wonka in Warner Bros. Movie

Timothee Chalamet will play the world’s most famous chocolatier in “Wonka,” a musical based on the early life of Willy Wonka.Though plot details are being kept under wraps, the Warner Bros.

film is a prequel to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and serves as an origin story of the man who later created an elaborate house of confectionary creations.

Reps for Chalamet confirm he will be singing and dancing in the movie.Paul King, known for “Paddington” and its sequel, is directing the Warner Bros.


David Heyman, a driving force behind “Harry Potter” and “Paddington” will produce “Wonka,” based on a script by Simon Rich.More to come…More from VarietyTimothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka to Co-Chair 2021 Met GalaTimotheé Chalamet’s Harry Styles Costume From ‘SNL’ Sells for Nearly $5,000 at Actors Fund AuctionSuper Bowl Ads Offered Unique Opportunities for Top Talent

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