The daily gossip: Timothée Chalamet will play a famous candy man, a major Eurovision Song Contest controversy, and more

Timothée Chalamet will play a famous candy man, a major Eurovision Song Contest controversy, and more

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1. Timothée Chalamet will play a young Willy Wonka in origin story film

In a world of pure imagination, we'd move on from Willy Wonka. But in this world, Timothée Chalamet has been cast as a young Wonka in a new origin story film set to revolve around the character's "adventures prior to opening the world's most famous chocolate factory," Deadline reports. Perhaps he can get some tips for the role from former Wonka Johnny Depp, the father of Chalamet's on-again-off-again girlfriend, Lily Rose Depp. The film is scheduled for a 2023 release and is expected to include "several musical numbers," in which Chalamet will show off the singing and dancing skills he perfected in "Statistics."

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