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After Wonka success, Timothee Chalamet signs first-look deal with Warner Bros

The terms of the deal were not released, but it is a ‘multi-year’ agreement.

Dune: Part Two photo call – London

Following the success of Wonka and the Dune movies, Warner Bros is staying in the Timothee Chalamet business.

The star signed a first-look deal with the studio to collaborate on future projects as an actor and producer, Warner Bros said on Tuesday.

This does not mean that Chalamet can only make movies with Warner Bros, just that the studio is entitled to right of first refusal.

The terms of the deal were not released, but it is a “multi-year” agreement.

Wonka world premiere
Timothee Chalamet arrives for the world premiere of Wonka (Ian West/PA)

Warner Bros Motion Picture Group co-chairs and CEO’s Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy said in a statement that they have admired his “commitment to his craft” and his “unwavering dedication to give 100% of his time and attention to every project he has made”.

Chalamet, in a statement, said of De Luca and Abdy: “These are studio heads who believe in real movie making, and I’m so grateful for their support as an actor, producer and collaborator. This partnership feels like a natural next step. Let’s go.”

The 28-year-old recently became the first star in more than four decades to be in two top-grossing films released within eight months of each other with Dune: Part Two, which has a running box office total of 575.5 million dollars, and Wonka, which made over 632 million dollars globally.

The previous record-holder was John Travolta with Grease and Saturday Night Fever.

Chalamet was a producer on Luca Guadagnino’s Bones And All, and is also producing and starring in the upcoming Bob Dylan biopic, A Complete Unknown – which is currently filming.

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