Timothee Chalamet: who is star of new Wonka film out in 2023, full cast and first look of Dune actor in remake

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Timothée Chalamet was scheduled to be on The Graham Norton Show tonight to promote his new movie Dune

Timothée Chalamet has unveiled the first sneak peek of himself as a young Willy Wonka for the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel Wonka.

This is everything you need to know.

What does Timothée Chalamet’s Willy Wonka look like?

Chalamet is taking on the role as a Willy Wonka that’s younger than the previous on screen iterations from Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.

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On Instagram, the 25-year-old actor shared two pictures from the set, the first being a picture of himself wearing a brown tophat, crushed red velvet jacket and multicoloured patterned scarf, and the second what appears to be the brass top of a walking stick with a little present perched on top.

In the caption, Chalamet quoted the character by writing: “The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last…”

He shared the same picture of himself on Twitter, but simply captioned the tweet “WONKA” with two star emojis and a chocolate bar emoji too.

Production company Warner Bros also shared the pictures on Instagram and Twitter.

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What will Wonka be about?

Details of the project are still largely unknown, but it is said that it will be based on a young Willy Wonka and his life before creating the chocolate factory.

The film has also been billed as a musical, with representatives for Chalamet reportedly confirming that he will be showcasing his singing and dancing abilities.

Paul King is directing the film, with King’s previous directorial projects including episodes of The Mighty Boosh and Come Fly with Me as well as feature films Paddington and Paddington 2.

Timothée Chalamet attending the Met Gala (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)Timothée Chalamet attending the Met Gala (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Timothée Chalamet attending the Met Gala (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) | Getty Images

King also co-wrote the film alongside Ghosts star Simon Farnaby.

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The film already boasts a star studded cast, with Olivia Colman (The Crown, The Favourite), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey, Cranford), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Fingersmith) and Rowan Atkinson (Blackadder, Mr Bean) all set to be involved.

According to IMDb, Paterson Joseph (Vigil, Peep Show), Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!, Key and Peele), Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Doctor Who) and Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education, Eastenders) are also set to star.

When will Wonka be released?

Currently, Wonka is slated for a theatrical release on 17 March 2023.

The film was announced earlier this year in May, and joins a number of prequel-origin story films to have been released in recent years like Cruella and Joker.

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What else has Timothée Chalamet been in?

Chalamet has quickly established himself as a household name, starring in a number of high profile roles.

After appearing in the likes of Homeland, Interstellar, Worst Friends and True Deception, his breakthrough really began when he starred as Elio in the 2017 film Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino.

For his role as Elio, Chalamet received a number of awards, including Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor and Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, as well as a variety of nominations as well, including from the Critics’ Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award and Academy Award, all for best actor.

Timothee Chalamet, Italian director Luca Guadagnino and Armie Hammer (Photo: Contigo/Getty Images)Timothee Chalamet, Italian director Luca Guadagnino and Armie Hammer (Photo: Contigo/Getty Images)
Timothee Chalamet, Italian director Luca Guadagnino and Armie Hammer (Photo: Contigo/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Chalamet went on to appear alongside Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird, Steve Carrell in Beautiful Boy, Joel Edgertonin The King and Florence Pugh in Little Women.

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His most recent film to be released is that of science fiction movie Dune based on the book of the same name by Frank Herbert.

Dune stars Chalamet in a leading role as Paul Atredides, and also features big Hollywood names like Zendaya (Euphoria, Spider-Man: Far From Home), Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina, Scenes from a Marriage), Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman), Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall) and Charlotte Rampling (DNA, Broadchurch).

Will Timothée Chalamet be on The Graham Norton Show?

Chalamet had originally been slated to appear on tonight’s (Friday 15 October) episode of Graham Norton, alongside Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker and Billy Connolly, however it has been announced that he will not be in the episode.

Olympic swimmer Tom Daley will appear in his place, with no word about when the Wonka star might be making his next appearance on the show.

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