Timothée gave an interview for Inquirer. You can read the whole thing at the link and some excerpts below.
Can you talk about your coming project, “Dune”? I saw on Google that Denis Villeneuve was going to do “Dune.” That was always like “The Dark Knight” by Christopher Nolan. I wanted to act in that film. It has always been my dream to do a big movie. And looking at the careers of Leonardo DiCaprio or Joaquin Phoenix, those guys exclusively work with great directors.
So I always told myself, if you do a big movie, make sure it’s with a really great director. I met Denis at the Hollywood Film Awards last year. I didn’t want to scare him away with my enthusiasm for the project, so I didn’t even bring it up. I just said, “Hi.”
I saw him over the course of last year. They went on a casting search and were looking to get someone younger than I am. I was just biding my time.
Denis saw me in “Call Me by Your Name,” but somebody snuck him a link to “Beautiful Boy.” Then, in the meeting I had with him, he told me he was going to be at the Cannes Film Festival. So he said, “If you will come to Cannes, we can meet and talk about it.”
So, I went to Cannes and then he said, “I saw ‘Call Me by Your Name’ and I thought you were great. I saw ‘Beautiful Boy’ and still thought you were great, but then I saw you take in ‘The King’ and I thought OK, whatever.” Which is funny to me because I hadn’t done it yet during that time and hopefully it’s presentable, but who knows?
Timothée is in final talks to star in Denis Villenueve’s ‘Dune’. According to Deadline:
Timothée Chalamet is in final talks to star in the Denis Villeneuve-directed Dune, the cinematic relaunch of one of the most celebrated science fiction properties of all time for Legendary.
Chalamet will play the lead, which in the David Lynch-directed original was Kyle MacLachlan. The young nobleman Paul Atreides is the central figure in the series of sprawling epic novels first published in 1965. It is set in the far future involving worlds beyond Earth, ruled over by competing feudal families who control access to a drug called Melange. Known popularly as “spice,” the drug gives its users heightened consciousness and an extended lifespan at the cost of crippling addiction and fatal withdrawal. Spice, use of which makes interstellar travel possible, is found only on the desert planet of Arrakis — aka “Dune” — and as such is the most valuable commodity in the galaxy.
There’s also a new clip out from ‘Hot Summer Nights’. You can see that at ET.
According to Variety, Timothée is in talks to join ‘Lady Bird’ director Greta Gerwig’s next projext ‘Little Women’ along with Saoirse Ronan, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep. The roles which they are in talks for are currently unknown, but as much as the book goes, Laurie would be the only feasible role for Timmy.
Following her critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated directorial debut, “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig is eyeing “Little Women” as her next directing gig.
A-listers Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan, and Timothee Chalamet are in talks to star in Columbia Pictures’ retelling of the American classic with Florence Pugh also in talks to star. The movie would mark a reunion for Gerwig, Ronan, and Chalamet. The young actors starred in 2017’s coming-of-age comedy “Lady Bird.”
The roles are unknown at this time as some castings are still being worked out. Sources tell Variety the studio is expected to test a handful of actresses opposite Stone for the role of Beth before the July 4 holiday.
Accoring to Deadline, Timothée is set to star in Netflix’ ‘The King’ as young Henry V.
Chalamet will star as the title character in The King, a Plan B-produced drama helmed by David Michôd. Production will start in June. Joel Edgerton and Michôd wrote the script.
Chalamet will play the young Henry V. After his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, a young king is coronated in the late 1300s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering. He rises to the occasion, admirably.
In other news, ‘Call Me By Your Name’ will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray on March 13 and ‘Lady Bird’ on March 6, with the digital release on February 13.
Timothée was spotted on the set of the new Woody Allen movie with Selena Gomez today. You can see some images in the gallery.
According to Dark Horizons, Timothée, along with Elle Fanning, is in talks to join Woody Allen’s next project that is focused on young love.
Elle Fanning and “Call Me By Your Name” breakout star Timothee Chalamet have been offered two of the three lead roles in Woody Allen’s next film with both in early talks to star.
As usual, the title and plot are being kept under wraps but one difference with this is that Allen intends to make a movie about young love.
Also, another upcoming movie of Timothée’s, ‘Lady Bird’, has been picked up for distribution by A24 and will be released in the fall accoring to Deadline.
Timothée’s in talks to join the Steve Carell drama ‘Beautiful Boy’. According to Variety:
Timothee Chalamet, who starred in “Call Me By Your Name,” is in talks to come on board opposite Steve Carell in the drug addiction story “Beautiful Boy.”
Amazon Studios is financing and distributing and Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing. The story is based on David Sheff’s 2008 book “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction,” which described his son Nic’s methamphetamine addiction and its impact on his family.
Also added a couple more photoshoots to the gallery. One old, from Berlinale 2015 and one new from Sundance.