Timothee Chalamet to Star as Willy Wonka in Origin Story Movie

Timothée Chalamet just landed the role of Willy Wonka in a new movie about the fictional chocolatier.

According to Deadline, the story will focus on a “young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.”

Sources also told Deadline that Chalamet will show off his singing and dancing skills with several musical numbers in the film.

Internet reactions to the casting varied with some users excited for the new take and others less enthusiastic.

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