Timothée Chalamet Transforms Into Willy Wonka in New Trailer for Upcoming Musical Film

Timothée Chalamet is taking us to a world of pure imagination—and we're 100 percent on board.

Warner Bros dropped a new trailer for the upcoming film, Wonka, which hits theaters on December 15. And not surprisingly, Chalamet, 27, looks ready to conquer the chocolate world as young Willy Wonka.

Inspired by Roald Dahl's 1964 novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the musical fantasy explores the origin story of Willy, detailing his adventures and how he grew to become the founder of a hugely successful chocolate factory. In the trailer, we get a glimpse of that challenging journey, from his failed efforts to sell his chocolate inventions to his first encounter with an Oompa Loompa.

At one point, Downton Abbey star Jim Carter makes an appearance and tells Willy, "Many people have come here to sell chocolate, they've all been crushed by the chocolate cartel. You can't get a shop without selling chocolate. And you can't sell chocolate without a shop." Still, this doesn't faze the young chocolatier, who sets out to carve his own path and revolutionize the chocolate game.

In addition to Chalamet and Carter, the film also stars Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins and Olivia Colman. It's directed by Paul King, and it serves as a companion piece to Dahl’s book and the classic 1971 film starring Gene Wilder.

While speaking with Vogue magazine, Chalamet described his character as one who's "full of joy and hope and desire to become the greatest chocolatier." He also revealed that he was eager to work on the project because of its refreshingly positive tone.

He said, “To work on something that will have an uncynical young audience, that was just a big joy. 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.”

Something tells us we're in for a sweet treat this December.

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