Timothée Chalamet set hearts aflutter by sharing the first look at him as a young Willie Wonka on Sunday:
But the 25-year-old movie star was upstaged Tuesday when a fan named Art Doherty shared a video of Chalamet singing on the set of Wonka:
theydies and gentlethems, without further ado, the main event… THEE timothée chalamet on my doorstep recording a musical number for wonka ! and i am living ! timmy nation rise !!! pic.twitter.com/LswcIBSca9— art (@_ARTSARTSARTS) October 12, 2021
Doherty explained to Vulture how he came into position to leak Wonka's first unofficial clip:
"It was, honestly, totally bizarre. I live in a really, really quiet place in the southwest of England. Genuinely nothing happens here. I can’t describe how quiet it is. There’s like a really nice beach 10 minutes from us, which we always go for walks on. Then, it turned out that there was some kind of filming going on. I was like, 'Oh, Mom, what’s going on on the beach?' And she was like, 'Oh, they’re filming that film called Wonka. I think it’s got Rowan Atkinson in.' And I was like, 'You mean the film with Timothée Chalamet?' And she was like, “Who’s that?” I’m back the following day and then he shot yesterday and today. It was just the coolest thing ever. He looked like he was having a really good fun time and the crew was super lovely."
Wonka, directed by Paul King, is a prequel film exploring Willy Wonka "and his adventures prior to opening the world's most famous chocolate factory." Chalamet was linked to the leading role in May, and he will be the third Wonka after Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) in 1971 and Johnny Depp (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) in 2005—all based upon Roald Dahl's novel.
The supporting cast includes the likes of Atkinson, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Keegan Michael-Key and Natasha Rothwell. King co-penned the screenplay with Simon Farnaby.
Elsewhere, Chalamet is covering the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly alongside his Dune co-star Zendaya:
The Stars Align. After impressing audiences separately in recent years, @RealChalamet and @Zendaya get to team up in Denis Villeneuve’s epic #DuneMovie. Go inside the new film and the bonds built on set: https://t.co/mTmfWXIgAt Story by @cmholub pic.twitter.com/whZCt3CIVL— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) October 13, 2021
#DuneMovie is sure to mint thousands of new fans, thanks in no small part to beautiful performances from its stars. @Zendaya, @MissEssDeeBee, and Rebecca Ferguson share details on the “genuine, generous” filming experience that made it possible. https://t.co/mTmfWXIgAt pic.twitter.com/v2wUVKTLKa— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) October 13, 2021
Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve and adapted from Frank Herbert's 1965 sci-fi novel by the same name, will hit theaters Oct. 22. Wonka is scheduled for a March 2023 release.