Filming on Timothee Chalomet’s Wonka ‘has been halted after one of the cast tests positive for Covid-19’

Filming on Timothee Chalomet’s Wonka ‘will be halted for five days after one of the cast tests positive for Covid-19’

  • Production has reportedly stopped as the cast, including lead actor Timothee Chalomet, self-isolate
  • A source said: ‘Despite the strict protocols everyone had adhered to, the entire production was shut down as soon as there was a positive test on Thursday’
  • They added: ‘There is a huge amount of money involved in filming so any delays could become incredibly costly’
  • Scenes for the upcoming film were shot at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire in the lead up to Christmas
  • Timothee stars alongside Oscar winner Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins and Matt Lucas










Production of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory prequel Wonka has reportedly been halted after one of the stars tested positive for Covid-19.

According to The sun, filming has stopped for five days as the cast, including lead actor Timothee Chalomet, keep themselves in isolation.

A source said: ‘Despite the strict Covid protocols everyone had adhered to, as soon as there was a positive test on Thursday, the entire production was immediately shut down as the bosses did not want to take any risks.

Test: Production of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory prequel Wonka has reportedly been halted after one of the stars tested positive for Covid-19

‚ÄúThere’s a huge amount of money involved in filming, so any delays could be incredibly costly. Medical personnel on site are monitoring the situation and will not allow anyone to return until it is safe.

“Most people involved have been double vaccinated anyway, but it shows that Covid can still find a way.”

Scenes for the upcoming film were shot at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire in the lead up to Christmas.

MailOnline has contacted Warner Bros. for comment.

Safety First: According To The Sun, Filming Has Stopped For Five Days As The Cast, Including Lead Actor Timothee Chalomet (Pictured), Find Themselves In Isolation

Safety first: According to The Sun, filming has stopped for five days as the cast, including lead actor Timothee Chalomet (pictured), find themselves in isolation

Timothee is the third actor to portray Willy Wonka on screen, after Gene Wilder in 1971’s Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Johnny Depp in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory in 2005.

The Wonka prequel follows the adventures of young Willy Wonka before he builds his world-famous chocolate factory.

One of the focal points of the story will be how he meets the mysterious Oompa Loompas and how they came to work in his factory.

Timothee stars alongside Oscar winner Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins and Matt Lucas.

First Look: Timothee Gave His Fans Quite A Surprise Recently When He Shared The First Look At Him As Willy Wonka

Original: Wilder In Character As Willy Wonka

First Look: Timothee gave his fans quite a surprise recently when he shared the first look at him as Willy Wonka, (left) and (right) Gene Wilder who played the part in the 1971 film

Paul King is directing the prequel to a script he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby (who also stars) and Simon Rich.

Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the rights to the Willy Wonka character in 2016, and director Paul’s involvement was confirmed in 2018.

That same year, it was reported that Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover, and Ezra Miller were on the list of actors queuing up to play Wonka.

Timothee was cast in the role in May 2021, and it was also confirmed that the film would feature several musical numbers.

A Source Said: 'Despite The Strict Covid Protocols Everyone Had Adhered To, As Soon As There Was A Positive Test On Thursday, The Entire Production Was Immediately Shut Down As The Bosses Did Not Want To Take Any Risks'

A source said: ‘Despite the strict Covid protocols everyone had adhered to, as soon as there was a positive test on Thursday, the entire production was immediately shut down as the bosses did not want to take any risks’

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