Timothee Chalamet Says Wonka Is Antidote to ‘Bad News All the Time’

Timothée Chalamet is taking part in the world’s most well-known chocolatier in Warner Bros.’ upcoming musical “Wonka,” but it surely wasn’t essentially the Roald Dahl supply materials that sparked his curiosity in becoming a member of the mission. The Oscar nominee advised Vogue journal that he was drawn to taking part in Willy Wonka for the easy motive of creating a film for a youthful, extra optimistic demographic of moviegoers.

“To work on something that will have an uncynical young audience, that was just a big joy,” Chalamet stated. “That’s why I was drawn to it. In a time and climate of intense political rhetoric, when there’s so much bad news all the time, this is hopefully going to be a piece of chocolate.”

“Wonka” is directed by “Paddington” filmmaker Paul King and co-stars Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins and Olivia Colman. Chalamet advised press at CinemaCon in April that his model of Wonka wouldn’t be “cynical” like earlier iterations performed by Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp.

“This is a Willy that’s full of joy and hope and desire to become the greatest chocolatier,” stated Chalamet, who additionally revealed he swam in actual melted chocolate whereas filming scenes for the film.

In footage proven to press at CinemaCon, Chalamet was seen singing and dancing as his Wonka searches the world for magical recipes. He later makes an attempt to make individuals fly together with his enchanted sweets, a tease of the numerous wacky treats — like eternal gobstoppers or snozzberries — that propelled Wonka to fame.

“Wonka” opens in theaters December 15 from Warner Bros.

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