Actor Timothée Chalamet will star in a Bob Dylan film directed by James Mangold. According to Deadline, Searchlight Pictures has already struck a deal, and production is set to begin on May 23, when Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles play, which will star Chalamet, will end.
The project does not yet have an official title, but is being referred to as Going Electric, in reference to the moment in Dylan's career that the film is to portray. In 1965, the singer released his fifth album, "Bringing It All Back Home", which featured songs A closer to rock 'n roll on side A, leaving folk songs on side B of the album. Despite having iconic songs, the album faced resistance from fans, who even booed the artist on some shows.
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The actor has already started taking guitar lessons to prepare for the role and get used to the instrument, but it has not been confirmed if he will sing the songs in the movie. Bob Dylan began his career as a musician in 1961 and the following year released his first album, titled Bob Dylan.
This will be the second time Mangold will direct a biography of a folk singer. In 2005 he released Johnny & June, which featured the career of Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter. The director is currently involved in the production of Juliet, an adaptation of writer Anne Fortier's namesake novel.
Already Timothée Chalamet has three releases for 2020. The first is Adorable Women, adaptation of the book "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott, with a premiere for January 9. In December comes the new adaptation of Dune, a science fiction classic written by Frank Herbert and directed by Denis Villeneuve. Finally, Chalamet will also appear in The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson's new film, with no confirmed release date yet.
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