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Timothée Chalamet to play Willy Wonka in origin story

The studio said the film will “focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.”

NEW YORK — Timothée Chalamet will play Willy Wonka in a musical based on the early life of Roald Dahl’s eccentric chocolatier.
Warner Bros. and the Roald Dahl Story Co. announced Monday that the 25-year-old Chalamet will star in “Wonka.” The studio said the film will “focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory.”
Paul King (“Paddington,” “Paddington 2”) will direct from a script he wrote with Simon Farnaby, with “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman producing. Warner Bros. earlier this year set a release date in March 2023.
Gene Wilder starred in 1971’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” based on Dahl’s celebrated book. In Tim Burton’s 2005 reboot, Johnny Depp played Wonka in a Warner Bros. release that grossed $ 475 million worldwide.
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Taika Waititi (“Jojo Rabbit,” “Thor: Ragnarok”) is separately making a pair of animated series for Netflix, one centered on the world of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and one based on the Oompa-Loopmas.
Chalamet, the Oscar-nominated star of Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name,” has a number of high-profile projects upcoming, including Denis Villenueve’s “Dune,” Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up” and Guadagnino’s “Bones & All.”
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‘Vaccinated queen’: Tennis ace Bouchard says jabs will ‘get us back to real life’, likens treatment to a Willy Wonka golden ticket

Tennis favorite Genie Bouchard has proudly displayed the medical evidence of her Covid-19 jab, likening her appointment to winning a golden ticket while being hailed as a “vaccinated queen” by former US Open champ Sloane Stephens.

While the question of being vaccinated has divided figures across tennis, the 27-year-old was unequivocal in her excitement about receiving the treatment – adding that it made her feel as if she had received a hallowed ‘golden ticket’ to visit Willy Wonka’s confectionary production house, as made famous by the film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

Breaking away from her usual displays of modeling stylish clothes and lounging in exotic locations, Bouchard posed with her post-vaccination plaster visible at the top of her left arm and the documentation of her treatment held in place on her chest by a bag strap.

“Got my Willy Wonka golden ticket,” added the Canadian it-girl, having previously told her Instagram following of more than 2.1 million that she was “vaccine-bound” while wearing a mask and looking into the camera.

The topic of vaccinations has been a particularly thorny one in tennis. Many top players and coaches have said they are reluctant to have a jab, explaining that they feel the existing vaccines have not been sufficiently tested.

Last week, former champion Pat Cash claimed that women’s governing body the WTA was encouraging stars to be vaccinated without giving them any information or alternative options, and there has been uproar in some quarters over mooted ‘vaccine passports’ that could dictate whether players, their entourages and fans are allowed to travel and attend events.

Bouchard playfully shared an unverified story from Twitter that was purportedly posted by someone who had vaccinated themselves, and shared a screenshot from dating app Bumble – an issue that may be close to her heart, given her previous insights into her varied love life – that showed a woman offering to “give it a shot” with potential suitors as long as they had been jabbed.

Several cautionary responses inevitably surfaced under Bouchard’s photo. “Walking, talking virtue signaling billboard with not an original thought or action in its empty head,” one viewer said of the snap, while another added: “Good little sheep.”

The Miami-based 2014 Wimbledon finest hit back at one of her respondents while mocking another who warned her that “most of the kids who got the Wonka golden tickets either died or were horribly injured or deformed.”

“Best reply,” laughed Bouchard, adding that a vaccine card “will get us back to real life.”

Ex-world number three Stephens, who won at Flushing Meadows in 2017, was fulsome in her praise for Bouchard’s bravery, receiving a heart emoji in reply.

The top two female players in the world, Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka, have said they would be happy to be vaccinated, while world number three Simona Halep became one of the first to receive the treatment.

World number five Elina Svitolina is among those who has said vaccines for Covid-19 are unproven, joined by players including two-time Grand Slam winner Aryna Sabalenka.
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory theory: Wonka chose all of the golden ticket winners

Adapted from Roald Dahl’s famous children’s book, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory continues to be very popular with film fans. The 1971 movie musical saw Gene Wilder’s eccentric Wonka hide five golden tickets in random chocolate bars of his. While those lucky enough to find them would win a tour inside his mysterious chocolate factory.
But now a popular new fan theory argues that Wonka chose all five of his golden ticket winners.

Reddit user ApprehensiveRest6472 believes this explains why Slugworth is always nearby after one is found.

They wrote: “Now think of a business owner whose job has been his life. Who would he want to take over from him?

“Firstly someone who passionately loves your product. So who wins the first prize? Augustus Gloop, who loves it so much he nearly drowns in it.”

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The theorist continued: “Secondly, someone who knows how to deal with a similar business. So second prize goes to the Veruca Salt, whose father owns a peanut factory.

“Thirdly, someone who knows all about the competition, but loves your product too.”

The fan believes that would have to be Violet Beauregarde then as she’s such a lover of gum with an expert knowledge of it.

They added: “She knows what the world record is AND is willing to convert to chocolate to win.”

Last, but not least, there’s the humble boy Charlie Bucket, who would go on to be Wonka’s heir.

The theorist wrote: “[He’s] someone who hasn’t much else and given the opportunity would be more likely to accept the job humbly as a lifelong job.

“For this, I even reckon the Candy Man was told about which bar it was in and told who to give it to.

“This would give his business a kick too so why wouldn’t he play along?”

The theorist added: “[Charlie is] a boy who, as young as he was, had a job helping look after his family and was polite and not outspoken. This also explains how Slugworth intercepted him on his way home.”

Following the 1971 movie, Tim Burton remade it in 2005 as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp as Wonka.

Meanwhile, Netflix are developing an animated series based on Dahl’s books, which will include a show based on the original story plus its sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

Taika Waititi will be writing, directing and executive producing, including a spin-off based on the Oompa-Loompas.