Timothee Chalamet reveals first look as young Willy Wonka

The story will focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures

72-Timothee-Chalamet Chocolate boy: Actor Timothee Chalamet will play the younger version of the chocolate maker Willy Wonka, one of Roald Dahl’s most iconic characters, in Warner Bros’s newly-announced origin movie. Chalamet follows in the footsteps of those like Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, who played Wonka in the 1971 and 2005 adaptations of the film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, respectively. Fans will be privy to the lighter side of Chalamet, in the several singing and dancing sequences in the film. It is scheduled for a March 2023 release | AP

Actor Timothee Chalamet has shared the first look of himself as the young version of author Roald Dahl's famous character of inventor and chocolate genius Willy Wonka.

Chalamet posted a photo on Instagram on Sunday of the eccentric character from the upcoming origin story film Wonka, directed by Paul King.

The story, co-written by King, will focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures before opening the world's most famous chocolate factory.

"The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last … WONKA" Chalamet, who will be singing and dancing in the several musical sequences set to appear in the film, captioned the post.

David Heyman is producing the musical via his Heyday Films along with Luke Kelly.

Wonka will be Warner Bros' third film inspired by Dahl's classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The first big screen adaptation, that came in 1971, starred Gene Wilder as Wonka, while the second movie, released in 2005, featured Johnny Depp in the role.

Both the films followed a poor boy named Charlie Bucket, who wins a golden ticket to tour the world-famous and heavily guarded chocolate factory.

Wonka is scheduled to debut theatrically on March 17, 2023.