There is a new Bob Dylan biopic coming, directed by James Mangold and with Timothée Chalamet in the main role.
Chalamet will join a pantheon of actors who have previously portrayed Dylan, including Cate Blanchette, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, and more from the 2007 film I’m Not There. Back in 2018, Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino said that he planned to turn Dylan’s 1975 classic Blood on the Tracks into a film.
At a Star Wars press event in Europe, Mangold told Collider that the film is slated to begin shooting in August. “It’s such an interesting true story about such an interesting moment in the American scene,” he said.
As Pitchfork adds, The project was first reported with the title Going Electric in 2020, with Mangold and Chalamet attached to the story about Dylan’s early years in New York City. Mangold more recently said that the film will feature Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Joan Baez, but he did not reveal who has been cast in those roles. The film does not yet have a release date. Mangold’s newest project, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, arrives on June 30, a day before Dylan takes the stage at the 2023 Montreux Jazz Festival.