Timothy Chalamet debuted as Willie Wanker in the upcoming prequel to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
It was announced in May that “Dunn” and “Call Me by Your Name” actor had signed on to portray the infamous chocolate in a prequel to Warner Bros. Somewhat magical chocolate factory which is especially dangerous to abuse with young and adults.
On Sunday, the 25-year-old actor went to Instagram to share a pair of photos from the photo set titled “Wanka”. The first shows her completely different, yet definitely known, Wanka costume. She poses behind the camera with a stern look on her face while wearing a brown top hat, gold shirt and an intricate scarf, all covered by a long red jacket.
Timothy Chalmet to play young Willie Wanka at Warmer Bros. Movies
The second picture showed what Chalamet’s hand had reached for the button inside the Vankar cane. Although it’s obscure, it looks like there’s a small gift box with a button on top of the room that can be retrieved on a stick. Jean Wilder famously used a cane in the 1971 film “Willie Wanka and the Chocolate Factory.” However, it was a ploy to ultimately make people think that he had a lust for just a spectacular, crowd-pleasing flip.
As Wilders Wanker mentions in the caption of a post on Chalamet Instagram, he quotes a line uttered in the photo, saying, “Suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts …”
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Variety notes that the character Willie Wanka was originally created by author Roald Dall in the 1964 novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, which follows a little boy named Charlie Bucket, who received a gold ticket that allowed him to go on a famous trip with the Chocolate Factory. A handful of other children. However, when other children begin to abuse and break the rules, their journeys end in strange and unexpected ways, one after the other.
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The book was adapted twice, once in 1971 with Jean Wilder as Wanker and again in 2005 with Johnny Depp. The upcoming “Wanka” prequel will be directed by “Paddington” Helmer Paul King. It is currently expected to release in theaters in March 2023.