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Watch the first trailer for Wonka with Timothée Chalamet

The first Wonka trailer has finally arrived, giving us our best look yet at Timothée Chalamet’s take on the classic Roald Dahl character.

The new film was described by writer/director Paul King at a trailer preview event, which The digital spy featured as a “companion piece” in the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.

Even though we can’t find any songs in the trailer, King has promised that Wonka will feature songs and dance performances, including original songs by Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy and spins on classic songs like “Pure Imagination.”

And while the trailer doesn’t feature these songs, at least it ends with a hilarious introduction of Hugh Grant’s Oompa Loompa to the film.

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Chalamet had previously been seen in character with a photo from the set, which made several fans thirsty for his look – much to his amusement.

“You know what’s really funny about it is that it’s so deceptive. This film is so honest, it’s so joyful,” he said of the audience’s reaction to the photo, before outlining his motivations for taking on the role .

“I hate to say this, but the dream as an artist is to throw whatever the hell you want at the wall, you know? And I guess what I’m realizing is that the personal life, the adult life, can be pretty boring and the artist’s life can still be extraordinary.”

The cast of Wonka also includes Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Paterson Joseph, Mathew Baynton and Matt Lucas.

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Colman, who plays a villain in the film, praised Chalamet’s performance as Willy Wonka in December 2022: “He’s doing something different. It’s a treat. It is so beautiful on screen. It’s magical.”

Based on this first trailer, it looks like she was on to something.

Wonka will be released in theaters on December 15.

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