Fans raved about Timothée Chalamet‘s debut of Willy Wonka’s iconic purple coat and brown hat on social media. He is set to star in the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel as young Wonka. Being the third Willy, this Oscar-nominated actor will finally get to show off his singing and dancing skills as Roald Dahl’s famous character.

Chalamet will star in the 2023 film alongside Olivia Colman and Matt Lucas. The Little Women actor teased fans with a photo on Twitter, showing off his costume, complete with the brown top hat and purple coat.

The film is set to be released on March 17, 2023. Directed by Paul King, the movie follows a young Willy before the creation of his famous chocolate factory. It also focuses on his early adventures of meeting the Oompa Loompas, and how they came to work with Wonka.

This will be the third time that Dahl’s classic novel, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, has been adapted; the first was in 1971 starring Gene Wilder, and the second was in 2005 starring Johnny Depp. While the storyline is unknown, there are reports that the famous character, Charlie Bucket, will not be featured in this film.

Chalamet will also be starring in Dune, a sci-fi adventure film set to release on October 22. He has also starred in a number of fan favorites over the years, including Call Me By Your Name, Ladybird, Beautiful Boy and The King.

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