Timothée Chalamet lands huge deal after Dune 2 and Wonka success

timothee chalamet as paul atreides, dune part two
Chalamet lands huge deal after Dune 2 and WonkaWarner Bros.

Timothée Chalamet has landed a big deal at Warner Bros after the success of Wonka and Dune: Part Two.

Variety has reported that the studio has signed a multi-year deal with the actor, covering both his work as a performer and producer. The publication states that he can start earning $10+ million per film as a lead actor, after earning $8 million for Wonka, while WB gets first dibs on projects he wants to bring to the screen.

This deal isn't a 'golden handcuffs' scenario, meaning he can make movies for other studios.

timothee chalamet in wonka
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Warner Bros Motion Picture Group CEOs Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy said in a statement that they are "thrilled that [Chalamet] has chosen our studio to be his creative home.

"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% of his time and attention to every project he has made here at Warner Bros and elsewhere.

"His collaboration on the campaigns for Dune and Wonka is something we all enjoyed immensely, and the results speak for themselves."

timothee chalament as paul atreides and rebecca ferguson as lady jessica atreides in dune 2020
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Chalamet himself added that: "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.

"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!"

Chalamet has been busy filming James Mangold's A Complete Unknown (for Disney subsidiary Searchlight Pictures), which sees him transform into Bob Dylan.

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