Timothee Chalamet calls his upcoming movie “Wonka” a dream come true

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Timothee Chalamet recently appeared at the Warner Bros’ CineEurope show in Barcelona to discuss his upcoming films, including Wonka and Dune: Part Two, the latter of which he will star alongside Zendaya for Denis Villeneuve once again Timothée Chalamet is expected to play Willy Wonka in Paul King’s upcoming musical fantasy Wonka, a precursor to Roald Dahl’s 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is expected to be released in theatres soon.

Recently, Chalamet attended the Warner Bros. CineEurope event in Barcelona to talk about his future movies, including Wonka and Dune: Part Two, in which he will once again co-star with Zendaya and be directed by Denis Villeneuve. Timothee Chalamet has quickly established himself as one of Hollywood’s most influential and successful actors because of his thorough evaluation of his part selections and his capacity for success. Chalamet has established himself as an A-list actor despite his youth, thanks to his charm, broad range, and commitment. 

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Why Timothee Chalamet is excited to work in the upcoming movie Wonka

It was a dream come true, he added of the earlier film. I grew up on the Gene Wilder movie, the wonderful Mel Stuart film from 1971. It’s actually how Willy turned into Wonka, he said. David Heyman, the film’s producer, added, “There is not an ounce of cynicism.” Audiences were also treated to a special segment starring Hugh Grant as an Oompa-Loompa during the show.

In a recent interview, Chalamet explained that he was intrigued by the role of Willy Wonka because he wanted to make a film that was more upbeat and optimistic for a younger audience.

The earlier movie was a dream come true, he continued. I was raised on the fantastic Mel Stuart classic with Gene Wilder. He claimed that this is actually how Willy changed into Wonka.

Producer David Heyman continued, “There is not an ounce of cynicism.” Hugh Grant appeared as an Oompa-Loompa in a unique part that was shown to the audience as well. Chalamet recently said in an interview that he was drawn to the part of Willy Wonka because he wanted to make a movie that was more positive and happy for a younger audience.

“It was just a big joy to work on something that will have an uncynical young audience,” he told Vogue. “I was drawn to it for that reason. In an era and environment marked by heated political rhetoric.

“This is hopefully going to be a piece of chocolate,” he continued, “when there’s so much bad news all the time.” This Willy is enthusiastic, hopeful, and driven to excel as a chocolatier.

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