See Timothee Chalamet as a young Willy Wonka for film prequel

Photo credit: Taylor Hill
Photo credit: Taylor Hill

Timothee Chalamet has debuted his Willy Wonka look for his upcoming prequel which will chronicle the early life of the world's most famous chocolatier.

The 25-year-old actor wore a brown top hat, a patterned scarf and a crushed velvet berry jacket in the photo he shared on Instagram, and quoted the famous Roald Dahl character in the caption: 'The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last...'

The musical is inspired by Dahl's classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which has been adapted into two films over the years - the most famous being Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in 1971. Tim Burton made Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005, with Johnny Depp in the lead.

Chalamet also shared a picture of his special walking cane which had a purple and red wrapped present inside it. Representatives for the Dune star recently confirmed that he will be singing and dancing in the latest production.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory follows a young impoverished and plucky boy named Charlie Bucket, who wins a golden ticket to tour the world-famous chocolate factory run by one Willy Wonka. The prequel takes place before Wonka has opened his factory so Charlie will not feature.

The cast also includes Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Paddington director Paul King will helm the film, which is scheduled to be released in March 17, 2023.

Chalamet also features in Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch and Denis Villeneuve's Dune - both of which are out in cinemas now.

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