At this point, Warners hasn’t shared any of his casting plans for the film, however, Collider has heard that the studio is interested in possibly enlisting Tom Holland or Timothée Chalamet to star as the lead, playing the younger version of Roald Dahl’s fictional confectioner. The beloved character was previously portrayed onscreen by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.
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As one of Dahl’s best-known stories, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has received two big screen adaptations over the years, the most recent coming from director Tim Burton, with Depp as the main character. Taika Waititi is also known to develop two new animated series for Netflix, inspired by the whimsical world and colorful characters from the classic children’s book.
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