Timothée Chalamet teased new images alongside a caption that was a cheeky nod to a classic line from the 1971 Willy Wonka production
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Timothée Chalamet gave a preview of what to expect ahead of Willy Wonka’s new movie.
The 25-year-old actor has given his 13.6 million Instagram followers a sneak peek of his appearance in the upcoming movie about the future chocolate shop owner.
He captioned his post, “The suspense is terrible, hope it lasts…WONKA,” in a cheeky nod to the classic line from the 1971 version of Willy Wonka.
Timothée takes on the lead role in the new movie titled Wonka, taking over from huge names to take on the job, such as Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.
It centers on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures before the chocolate factory was established.
The actor is expected to show off his singing and dancing skills in the production.
Also features in the film Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins and Matt Lucas.
Paul King, who is best known for Paddington, is directing the blockbuster while the screenplay was penned by Simon Rich. David Heyman takes on the role of producer.
Timothée’s inclusion in the film was first announced in May. The film is a co-production between Warner Bros. and The Roald Dahl Story Co., which means it might follow the author’s spirit more than previous films.
While major details for the film are currently unknown, as this is an origin tale for the character, this will be the first time that Charlie Bucket hasn’t been featured.
Judging by the comments on Timothy’s post, fans are looking forward to the movie and expecting big things from the star.
One fan commented, “I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO EXCITED ABOUT ANYTHING.”
Another wrote: “Someone grab my inhaler, I can’t with this man.”
And a third writes: “OMG TIMOTHEE WONKA IM SO EXCITED.”
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And MTV’s official page also commented, “I’m going to have dreams about this tonight……..”
The Oscar-nominated actor has a busy year ahead of him. In addition to his role in Wonka, he also plays the lead role in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation.
Dave Bautista and Rebecca Ferguson are among the stars included in the production.
He is also part of a starred line-up for Wes Anderson’s French Dispatch. Also featured are Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand.
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