From the promise of a star-studded cast to harbour-bound filming locations, here is everything we know about the upcoming film.
When the news broke of Timotheé Chalamet’s upcoming role in Warner Bros’ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel, anticipation was rife. And, as chatter surrounding the movie began to swell, fans of the star began to wonder just how he would approach a role once held by the likes of Johnny Depp. Yesterday, in a bid to appease his devoted fans, the actor took to Instagram to unveil the first look at him on the set of Wonka – with a top hat atop his head, of course.
With Timmy’s latest post having sent the internet into an anticipatory meltdown, we felt it was only fair to round up everything we know about the new movie. From release dates to cast details, head below to enjoy…
It will be a tale following the story of a young Wonka, pre-chocolate factory
While the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory storyline is known worldwide, the new film is set to follow the tale of a young Willy Wonka before the establishment of his chocolate factory. And, as hinted towards in the Johnny Depp version of the infamous story, it is likely to focus on the chocolatier’s relationship with his estranged father.
The cast is set to include Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman and Matt Lucas
With Timothée Chalamet set to follow in the steps of Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, the cast already presents itself as one to remember. But, with the likes of Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman and Matt Lucas all set to star alongside him, the cast becomes star-studded in nature.
The movie has a release date pegged for 2023
With the film currently in the primary stages of production, it has been set for release on 17th March 2023, meaning that we have quite the wait ahead of us.
Yes, Timmy will be singing and dancing
In a first for the Oscar-nominated talent, Timothee Chalamet is set to debut his vocals and dance moves in a variety of scenes throughout the movie. Honestly, is there anything that Timmy cannot do?
Filming is taking place in Lyme Regis
While it is not clear how it will play into the plot of the movie, the historic Cobb Harbour in Dorset has been chosen as the shoot location for the movie, meaning that we can expect a few coast-bound scenes in the movie.