Wonka: Timothée Chalamet is Willy, in the first photo from the film

Filming officially started a few days ago in England Wonka, the film signed by Warner Bros about the origins of the character created by Roald Dahl and appeared in The Chocolate Factory And The great crystal elevator. And we can take a look at the character of Willy Wonka, played by Timothée Chalamet (Dune, The King) today thanks to a first photo taken on the set.

The first photo of Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka

The image comes directly from the actor’s Instagram account, now consecrated as a real star thanks also to his excellent performance with Dune (where he played the son of Duke Leto, Paul Atreides).

Here she is:

A few days ago the entire cast of the film was also announced, which includes in addition to Timothée Chalamet also the Oscar winner Olivia Colman (The Favorite), Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), the Oscar nominated Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and the previously Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key (The Prom). They will join them Tom Davis, Simon Farnaby, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, And Matt Lucas, as well as Mathew Baynton (Ghosts), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Rich Fulcher (Marriage Story), Paterson Joseph (Noughts + Crosses), Calah Lane (The Day Shall Come), Colin O’Brien (The Mothership), Natasha Rothwell (White Lotus), Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education) ed Ellie White (The Other One).

Paul King wrote the script for the film with his Paddington 2 co-writer, Simon Farnaby.

The acclaimed director will direct the film Paul King of the Paddington film series, along with the Oscar-nominated producer David Heyman (Harry Potter, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) who will produce the film together with Luke Kelly (Witches) And Alexandra Derbyshire (Jurassic World: Dominion).

The film’s behind-the-scenes creative team also includes the Oscar-nominated cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (Anna Karenina, Atonement); the Oscar-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley (Tenet, Dunkirk); the fitter Mark Everson (Paddington); and the Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (Paddington).

Neil Hannon of the band The Divine Comedy is writing the original songs for the production.

Shooting for the film is taking place in the UK and is already scheduled for theatrical release March 17, 2023.

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