Timothée Chalamet is in talks to portray Bob Dylan in a forthcoming film directed by James Mangold, Fox Searchlight confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. The biopic, reportedly titled Going Electric, will chronicle Dylan’s rise from Greenwich Village folk singer to rock messiah—particularly focusing on his controversial embrace of the electric guitar in 1965.
Mangold directed 2005’s Walk the Line, about Johnny Cash, as well as Logan, Ford v Ferrari, and more. According to Deadline, Dylan is working actively with Mangold and Searchlight Pictures on the film, which has no release date as of yet. Going Electric will be produced in part by Dylan’s longtime manager Jeff Rosen.
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.
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CORRECTION: Based on Deadline’s original report, this article previously claimed that Chalamet is confirmed for the film.
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork