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Warner Bros. Wants All the Timothée Chalamet It Can Get with New First-Look Film Deal

Timothée Chalamet has proven twice within just the last three months that he is a true movie star. He’s one of the few young actors right now who can open a movie, whether it’s a family-friendly romp like “Wonka” or a sci-fi epic like “Dune: Part Two.

That both of those were released by Warner Bros. is motivation for the studio to lock his services down as best they can. And so they have.

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On Tuesday, WB film group heads Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy announced they’ve signed a multi-year, first-look feature film deal with Chalamet in which he will collaborate with the studio on future projects as both an actor and a producer. No specific projects were announced today.

Chalamet, 28, is still new to the producing game — but no longer a rookie. He produced Luca Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” which was greenlit by MGM when De Luca and Abdy were still in charge at the studio; Chalamet is also producing James Mangold’s upcoming Bob Dylan biopic “A Complete Unknown.” Chalamet stars as Dylan in that film and is shooting the project now.

De Luca and Abdy are collecting mega stars like Pokémon and handing out deals left and right, including to Tom Cruise, Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman’s T-Street, and Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap — all announced within the last three months. They’ve also in that span set a Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan event film for release in 2025 as part of an arrangement with the “Black Panther” director, as well as a new film from Paul Thomas Anderson starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

“Over the last few years, we have admired not only Timothée’s commitment to his craft, which is evident in the range and depth of his varied roles, but also his unwavering dedication to give 100 percent of his time and attention to every project he has made here at Warner Bros. and elsewhere,” De Luca and Abdy said in a statement. “His collaboration on the campaigns for ‘Dune’ and ‘Wonka’ is something we all enjoyed immensely, and the results speak for themselves. We continue to build for the future of the theatrical film business at Warner Bros. Discovery and are thrilled Timothée has chosen our studio to be his creative home.”

Working with Mike De Luca, Pam Abdy and their teams on ‘Wonka’ and ‘Dune’ over these last few years has been a deeply rewarding experience,” Chalamet added. “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!”

“Dune: Part Two” from WB and Legendary Entertainment has made $575.5 million globally at the box office and is still going strong. “Wonka” made $632 million worldwide. As previously reported by IndieWire, Chalamet is the first actor in over four decades to star in the top two domestic-grossing films released in an 8-month period.

Some of Chalamet’s other credits include “Lady Bird,” “Little Women,” “Don’t Look Up,” “Call Me By Your Name,” “The French Dispatch,” and “Interstellar.”

Chalamet is represented by Brian Swardstrom, UTA, Ginsburg Daniels Kallis, and Relevant.

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