“The Times They Are A-Changin'”
Timothée Chalamet will portray music legend Bob Dylan in an upcoming biopic tentatively titled Going Electric.
The film will follow Dylan’s transition from folk singer to rock star, focusing on the legend’s controversial shift to electric guitar in 1965.
According to Deadline, Going Electric will be directed by James Mangold. No stranger to biopics, the director previously filmed Johnny Cash’s story in Walk The Line. Ford Vs. Ferrari, Girl Interrupted and Logan are among his other credits.
The publication also claims that Chalamet is currently learning guitar “so he can familiarise himself with the acoustic and electric guitar”.
Surprisingly, Dylan is reportedly working hand-in-hand with Mangold and the film’s production company, while the musician’s longtime manager, Jeff Rosen, is among the picture’s producers.
This isn’t the first time the great man has been portrayed on screen. In the 2007 film I’m Not There, Dylan was depicted by six different actors, including Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, and Richard Gere. Blanchett was notably praised for her performance, winning a Golden Globe and receiving a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.
Additionally, the 2019 documentary titled Rolling Thunder Revue, chronicled Dylan’s 1975 tour of the same name. That picture, directed by Martin Scorsese, was released via Netflix.
No release date has been set as yet.