Timothée Chalamet shares first pictures of himself as Willy Wonka

Timothée Chalamet shares first photos of himself as Willy Wonka

The Oscar-nominated actor took to social media on Thursday to share an image of himself in costume because the youthful model of Roald Dahl’s much-loved creation.

He’s decked out within the character’s trademark chocolate-brown high hat, a burgundy velvet coat and a multicolored scarf as he stands behind a digital camera on the set of the film.

The second picture exhibits a close-up of his hand reaching for the brass knob of Wonka’s cane, from which a small present field is rising.

“The suspense is horrible, I hope it would final… WONKA,” Chalamet captioned the picture, quoting Gene Wilder’s well-known line from his portrayal of Willy Wonka within the 1971 film musical “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Manufacturing facility.”

Though the plot of “Wonka” is being saved underneath wraps, the IMDB web site says the Warner Bros. prequel might be set years earlier than the occasions of Dahl’s 1964 novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility” and can deal with Willy Wonka’s youth.

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“Wonka,” which might be helmed by “Paddington” director Paul King and likewise star Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman and Jim Carter, is scheduled for launch in March 2023.

Chalamet is finest identified for enjoying Elio Perlman in Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 coming-of-age drama “Name Me by Your Identify.” He was nominated for the Academy Award for Finest Actor for his efficiency.

His display screen credit additionally embody “Little Ladies,” “Stunning Boy,” “Intersteller” and “Dune.”