The eagerly anticipated film, whichhas been give a summer release date, will hit streaming platform Netflix on June 12th and will also be premiered in a select number of cinemas.
The film will follow the 1975-1976 tour that saw Dylan work with a handpicked group of collaborators such as Joan Baez, T-Bone Burnett, Mick Ronson, Scarlet Riviera, Patti Smith and many more.
Netflix released a statement saying: “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese’ captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, ‘Rolling Thunder’ is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.”
With much speculation about the direction of the film, a source close to production told The List that the project will not be pigeonholed as a documentary, saying: “There’s a reason the word ‘story’ appears in the title.” We also know that fans will be treated to on-camera interviews with Dylan, his close friends and collaborators in the film.
Scorsese’s previous Dylan documentary No Direction Home, was released in 2005 and won a Grammy Award for best long-form video.
Now, Netlfix has released some images from the film as sourced by Paste: