Timothee Chalamet To Play Bob Dylan in Biopic
If you haven’t heard about it already, then here is some good news for all the Bob Dylan fans - director James Mangold is going to direct a film based on the life of this American singer-songwriter! This film is reportedly being titled Going Electric. And the search for the perfect cast has already begun!
According to some reports, actor Timothee Chalamet has been approached to play the role of young Bob Dylan. The film is said to focus on Bob’s rise to fame and the entire journey of becoming a folk music icon that he is today. The film will also highlight the controversial switch of Bob’s acoustic guitar for an electric one in 1965.
The movie is being helmed by James Mangold, who has previously directed acclaimed films like The Wolverine, Logan and Ford v Ferrari. His last movie, Ford v Ferrari has raked amazing critical reception and worked wonders on the worldwide box office. The film starred Matt Damon and Christian Bale and was based on the true story of the automotive team at Ford, led by designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver Ken Miles (Bale), as they build a race car in an attempt to beat the legendary Ferrari at the prestigious Le Mans race.
If all works well and Timothee agrees to play the character, then it won’t be the first time that this actor will be playing a known, major figure. He was also seen playing the role of Henry V in Netflix’s The King. He was last seen in the movie Little Women, where his amazing acting talent for playing the role of “Laurie” Laurence has been applauded all over. He would next be seen playing the character of Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. The film will also star Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.