We couldn’t have picked anyone better ourselves than Timothee Chalamet to play the role of music icon Bob Dylan. It would appear ‘Logan’ and ‘Le Mans ’66’ director, James Mangold feels the same way as the young actor has entered into talks for his untitled project.
The movie will follow Dylan as he rises in fame on his way to become a folk music icon. Set in 1965 during the period when Dylan was poised to become folk music’s most seminal figure. Instead, he embraced rock n roll, swapping his acoustic guitar for an electric one and causing both a massive backlash and fully cementing the status of rock music.
Mangold, Jeff Rosen, Bob Bookman, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, Fred Berger and Alex Heineman produce.
Shooting is expected to commence after Chalamet finishes his run in Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer-nominated drama ‘4,000 Miles’.
Mangold has previously had experience of working on a biopic with the 2006 film ‘Walk The Line’ in which Joaquin Phoenix starred in the lead role of Johnny Cash opposite Reese Witherspoon’s June Carter. Mangold has since gone on to direct ‘Knight and Day’, ‘The Wolverine’, ‘Logan’ and ‘Le Mans ’66’. He is also linked to the romantic drama ‘Juliet’.
Chalamet has been having a pretty decent run since he appeared on people’s radars in ‘Call Me By Your Name’. He has since gone on to star in ‘Lady Bird’, ‘Beautiful Boy’ and David Mackenzie’s ‘The King’ for Netflix. He can currently be seen in the latest adaptation of ‘Little Women’ in which he reunites with both Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan. His upcoming films include ‘Dune’ and ‘The French Dispatch’.