Roald Dahl’s classic tale of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has been brought to life by many, though most notably by the eccentric Johnny Depp in the 2005 movie and before that the wacky and iconic Gene Wilder in 1971.
Now, a new star will put on the top hat and don the purple suit. The new star in question? Timothée Chalamet.
Chalamet will play the world’s most famous chocolatier in an upcoming Warner Bros. musical titled Wonka. Though plot details have been kept under wraps, the prequel musical film will explore the upbringing of the candy maker and will see the actor sing and dance.
Despite being based on the popular children’s book that sees a poor boy named Charlie Bucket win a golden ticket to tour the world-famous factory, the Wonka movie takes place before the factory opened and will not see the appearance of Charlie and the other golden ticket winners.