In case ya weren’t aware, Hollywood is churning out an origin story for the quirky chocolatier of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (of course they are) and they’ve just found the bloke for the job: Timothée Chalamet.
The Oscar-nominated actor is set to star as the iconic chocolate maker, a role he was always destined to play, I feel, in Warner Bros and the Roald Dahl Story Co.’s Wonka.
The flick will focus on a young Willy Wonka, showing us what he got up to before opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.
Sneaky insiders told Deadline that Wonka will be the first time Timothée Chalamet “gets to show off his singing and dancing skills with several musical numbers set to appear in the film”.
Apparently he’s been the top pick for the role for a while now, but it took ages to undergo training for all the musical numbers etc etc, which I bloody can’t wait to see.
For those playing along at home, this is the third time WB has churned the Wonka story into a live-action masterpiece, the first one, in 1971, starred Gene Wilder as Wonka, and the second in 2005 starred Johnny Depp.
Meanwhile we’re still bloody waiting for some other Timothée Chalamet projects to be released, including Dune, The French Dispatch, and Don’t Look Up.
Timothée Chalamet is also currently filming the Luca Guadagnino directed flick, Bones & All.
And as for Call Me By Your Name 2, well, the sequel novel might be out, but christ knows what will happened with a second flick considering the allegations against his co-star, one Armie Hammer.