Timothée Chalamet has revealed a first look at his next film “Wonka,” in which he will play renowned candy man Willy Wonka.
On Thursday, the Oscar nominee shared a photo of himself dressed as the younger version of Roald Dahl’s beloved character on social media.
As he stands behind a camera on the set of the film, he is dressed in the character’s distinctive chocolate-brown top hat, burgundy velvet coat, and multicolored scarf.
A close-up of his hand reaching for Wonka’s cane’s brass knob, from which a miniature present box emerges, is shown in the second image.
“The suspense is dreadful, I hope it lasts… WONKA,” Chalamet captioned the photo, echoing Gene Wilder’s iconic line from the 1971 film musical “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” in which he played Willy Wonka.
Despite the fact that the plot of “Wonka” is being kept under wraps, according to the IMDB website, the Warner Bros. prequel will be set years before the events of Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and will focus on Willy Wonka’s early life.
“Wonka,” directed by Paul King of “Paddington,” will be released in March 2023 and will star Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman, and Jim Carter.
Chalamet is most recognized for his role in Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 coming-of-age film “Call Me by Your Name,” in which he played Elio Perlman. For his portrayal, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
“Little Women,” “Beautiful Boy,” “Intersteller,” and “Dune” are among his other cinematic credits.