It was already reported that Timothée Chalamet is set to play Bob Dylan in the new biopic on the man and that Chalamet is supposed to sing himself.
Now, it is also reported that the rock legend and Nobel prize winner has personally annotated the script. The whole project is being helmed by director James Mangold, who looks to make the most concise Dylan biopic to date.
As Far Out Magazine notes, many documentaries and movies have touched upon Dylan’s extraordinary life, including Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed Rolling Thunder Revue, a semi-fictionalized chronicle of mid-1970s America under the light of Dylan’s concurrent musical contributions. However, Mangold looks to bring an unfettered biography in his forthcoming movie, A Complete Unknown.
The script for the film is said to be ready, and filming is set to commence in August, according to Mangold’s comments back in April.
In the podcast episode, Mangold also revealed that the movie will not be a “typical biopic”, as it will cover “a very specific moment” in the 1960s instead of documenting Dylan’s entire life.
“It’s a kind of ensemble piece about this moment in time, the early ’60s in New York, and this 17-year-old kid with $16 in his pockets hitchhikes his way to New York to meet Woody Guthrie who is in the hospital and is dying of a nerve disease,” Mangold explained.
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