The prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wonka worn by Timothée Chalamet, completed his casting with some big names.
Now that we have the image of the serious Paul Atréides of the recent Dune at the head, it seems almost incongruous that Timothée Chalamet deserts Arrakis to join the eccentric chocolate factory of Willy Wonka where he will make some musical numbers. After his roles in Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, A rainy day in New York, The king, The Daughters of Doctor March or more recently The French Dispatch, the very popular young Franco-American actor will totally change the register by playing the very exuberant confectioner out of the imagination of the writer Roald Dahl (whose rights to works have also been bought by Netflix).
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The film directed by Paul King (Paddington, Paddington 2) and co-written with Simon Farnaby (also in the cast), will return to the youth of Willy Wonka and on what pushed him to create his empire all in sugar and chocolate. Timothée Chalamet will succeed Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, but also Blair Dunlop who had played the child version of Willy Wonka in the film directed by Tim Burton. After having already announced the names of Keegan-Michael Key, Tom Davis, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Mathew Baynton, Jim Carter and Rich Fulcher to the cast, other actors have therefore recently joined the cast in roles as yet unknown.
All will therefore have an opportunity to give the reply to the brilliant Olivia Colman (The Crown, Fleabag, The crime of the Orient Express, The Lobster), Oscar winner for her performance in The Favorite and nominated this year for her role in The Father. For her part, the talented Sally Hawkins (Godzilla, Godzilla II: King of the Monsters, Jane Eyre) will find the director of Paddington after being nominated for two Oscars, Blue Jasmine in 2013 et The Shape of Water in 2018. It will also soon be featured in the highly anticipated Spencer alongside Kristen Stewart.
Finally, the latest addition is that of Rowan Atkinson, who will eternally be recognized as the incorrigible Mr. Beans, but who also played the parody version of James Bond, Johnny English, without forgetting his roles in comedies Family secrets, Love Actually Where The witches (another adaptation of Roald Dahl). As of yet, no release date has been revealed, but Wonka should land in theaters in 2023, before Timothée Chalamet puts on the armor of Paul Atréides in the second part of Dune.