Timothée Chalamet just landed the role of Willy Wonka in a new movie about the fictional chocolatier.
According to Deadline, the story will focus on a “young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.”
Sources also told Deadline that Chalamet will show off his singing and dancing skills with several musical numbers in the film.
EXCLU: Timothee Chalamet to play Willy Wonka in WB origin pic WONKA https://t.co/7iRDNk8Qa9
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) May 24, 2021
Internet reactions to the casting varied with some users excited for the new take and others less enthusiastic.
No knock against the Chalamet… but there will only ever be one Wonka. pic.twitter.com/3HFaGoAoKU
— Regan (@regandarcy) May 24, 2021
I… I want to see Timothée Chalamet sing and dance as Willy Wonka. pic.twitter.com/Z6aagI35UX
— Johnny Sobczak (@JohnnySobczak) May 24, 2021
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