The Oscar nominee will portray the iconic role in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonka in 2023. The movie is inspired by the famous children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written by Roald Dahl.
The 25-year-old actor quoted the line of late actor Gene Wilder who portrayed Wonka in the 1971 flick, “The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last …”
Chalamet added, “WONKA,” and emojis of a factory and chocolate bar.
Based on the photo, the actor wears an outfit resembling the character played by Wilder and Johnny Depp consisting of a plum jacket, brown top hat, and a multi-colored scarf. Depp played the unforgettable character in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory released in 2005.
In addition to this pic, he also shared another photo on his Instagram this time a closeup of himself touching a walking cane w within a glower. This is most likely a resemblance to the character’s edible teacup-like daffodil which Wonka likes to sip from in his famous scenes in the famous movie.
According to the original story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka gave away five Golden Tickets to his magical chocolate factory. These tickets were hidden in his chocolate bars. However, Chalamet’s Wonka is a prequel and focuses on his character’s life before those that happened in the book and shown in the previous movies. Wonka will also feature how Willy met the Oompa-Loompas, the little people who later on worked at his factory.
One thing to look forward to is the musical element of the film, just like in the previous ones. Expect to see Chalamet sing and dance, in addition to his excellent acting skills. He has already proved he can sing after starring in the movie A Rainy Day in New York in 2019.
Like the previous films, Wonka will feature several musical numbers. So get ready to watch Chalamet sing and dance.
The star-studded film also stars Olivia Colman of The Crown, Sally Hawkins who starred in The Shape of Water, Rakhee Thakar on Sex Education, Rowan Atkinson also known as Mr. Bean, Jim Carter of Downtown Abbey, and Keegan-Michael Key.
Wonka, which started filming in the United Kingdom last month, is directed by Paul King. It’s expected to hit the big screen in March 2023.