Timothée Chalamet is set to play the role of legendary folk and rock musician in the James Mangold-helmed biopic of the rock musician. According to a leading media portal’s report, this biopic will be based on Elijah Wald’s book Dylan Goes Electric. Read on to know more details about this story.
Timothée Chalamet is currently enjoying the response of his new film Little Women. The Greta Gerwig film is not only enjoying a great response from the audience but from the critics as well. After the success of Little Women, there are new rumours circulating that Timothée Chalamet has been roped in on a biopic of young Bob Dylan.
According to a leading media portal’s report, Timothée Chalamet is set to play the role of Bob Dylan in a biopic helmed by James Mangold. James Mangold is also enjoying the response to his latest film Ford v Ferrari. The report further states that this biopic of rock music legend Bob Dylan will be based on Elijah Wald’s novel Dylan Goes Electric. The screenplay of this biopic is set to track the legendary singer-songwriter's switch from folk to rock music.
According to the report, Bob Dylan himself is set to executive produce this film. Dylan will be working alongside Mangold and Fox Searchlight. Fox Searchlight has already secured the music rights for this project. The screenplay of this new movie will be penned by Jay Cocks. Till now, the reps of Timothée Chalamet have declined to comment about this upcoming project. If the project gets an official greenlight, this will mark the first collaboration between James Mangold and Timothée Chalamet.
This will not be the first time that Fox Searchlight will be focusing on biopics. Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, that was based on the life of Freddie Mercury, went on to earn over $900 million globally. The film’s lead actor Rami Malek even won an Oscar for his performance in the film. Another biopic project helmed by Fox was Rocketman. Taron Egerton, who played the role of Elton John, recently won a Golden Globe for his role in the film.