Tom Holland is reportedly in the running to take on the lead role in Wonka, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel.

The 24-year-old Spider-Man: Homecoming actor is among the contenders for the role in the upcoming movie, while Timothée Chalamet is also being eyed for the role, according to The Sun.

Deadline recently reported that the Warner Bros. production, which has been in development for almost four years, is set for release in March, 2023.

The studio describes it as focusing on "a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world's most famous chocolate factory."

Timothée Chalamet is also reportedly being eyed to play Wonka

The project, which is based around the characters from Roald Dahl's children's novel, is set to be helmed by Paddington director Paul King and produced by David Heyman, who is known for his work on the Harry Potter franchise.

The iconic character debuted in the 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and also featured in Dahl's sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, which was published in 1972.

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The late Gene Wilder portrayed Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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