A guide to Roald Dahl's on-screen adaptations

Timothée Chalamet shares first look at himself as Willy Wonka

Stars Insider

11/10/21 | StarsInsider


Roald Dahl could do it all. Across his decades-long career, the novelist wrote some of the most memorable children's books ever. For instance, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'James and the Giant Peach' are some of Dahl's greatest works. However, it didn't stop there. The writer also published lurid adult novels, grizzly poetry, and even scripted a James Bond film.

Timothée Chalamet has dropped the first look at at himself in costume as Willy Wonka in Warner Bros.' upcoming prequel film about the famed fictional candy maker. In the first snaps of 'Wonka' shared to his Instagram, Chalamet wears a chocolate brown top hat and a deep raspberry velvet topcoat, with similarities to Gene Wilder in 1971's 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory,' but with a distinct Chalamet twist. 

With more of the writer's projects set to hit our screens, including the sequel 'Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator,' with Taika Waititi directing, we're sure to get our dose of Roald Dahl for years to come—especially since Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company. The purchase marks one of their largest investments to date, and gives them the opportunity to make movies and TV series using any of the stories in Roald Dahl's catalog. In addition to taking on the Taika Waititi directed sequel to 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,' they have also announced their intention to make a musical version of 'Matilda.'

To look back on the on-screen adaptations of his work that have charmed us so far, and what we still haven't seen come to life, click through this gallery.


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