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Timothée Chalamet Cements A-List Status With Massive Warner Bros Deal-TGN

Summary

  • Timothée Chalamet signs a multi-year deal with Warner Bros., solidifying himself as a top actor.
  • Chalamet can work with other studios, but Warner Bros. gets the first option for potential projects.
  • Warner Bros. shows confidence in Chalamet by signing him as both an actor and producer.



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Timothée Chalamet cements his status as an A-list actor by signing a massive deal with Warner Bros. Following his breakout role in Call Me by Your Name, for which he received his first Oscar nomination, Chalamet went on to collaborate with Greta Gerwig on Lady Bird and Little Women, and has quickly become one of the most sought-after stars of his generation. Recently, Chalamet led back-to-back box office hits, both for Warner Bros., by starring as the titular chocolatier in Wonka and as Paul Atreides in Dune: Part Two.


Now, as reported by Variety, Chalamet has signed a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. to star in and produce projects for the studio. Under the first-look deal, Chalamet can still make movies with other studios, though Warner Bros. will have first dibs on any potential projects. After signing the deal, Chalamet and the co-chairs and CEOs of the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy, shared the following statements:

Chalamet
: 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!

De Luca & Abdy
: (We 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.


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What Timothée Chalamet’s Warner Bros. Deal Means

Timothée Chalamet in Dune Part Two and the WB logo
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It’s currently unclear what projects Chalamet’s deal with Warner Bros. will include, though it’s clearly the type of exclusive deal reserved for the most prominent figures in Hollywood.

Chalamet’s deal with Warner Bros. comes after leading back-to-back box office hits for the studio. With Wonka and Dune: Part Two, Chalamet became the first actor in 45 years since John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever and Grease) to star in two top-grossing movies released within eight months of each other. This has made Chalamet one of the most prominent stars of his generation, and it was a no-brainer for Warner Bros. to lock him into a long-term contract.


Wonka
is streaming on Max.

Under their new deal, Warner Bros. is not only showing tremendous confidence in Chalamet as an actor, but also as a producer. To date, Chalamet only has two producing credits to his name – Luca Guadagnino’s cannibal love story Bones and All, in which he also starred, and the Bob Dylan biopic A Complete Unknown. The latter is currently filming, with set photos of Chalamet in costume emerging online in recent weeks.

A Complete Unknown
does not yet have a release date.


Chalamet’s deal with Warner Bros. is also reminiscent of Tom Cruise’s. In January, Cruise formed a strategic partnership with the studio to develop and produce movies throughout 2024. The deal reportedly includes a collaboration with director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and other potential projects like Edge of Tomorrow 2. It’s currently unclear what projects Chalamet‘s deal with Warner Bros. will include, though it’s clearly the type of exclusive deal reserved for the most prominent figures in Hollywood.

Source: Variety

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