Netflix have shared their plans to release a new concert documentary which will follow Bob Dylan’s legendary Rolling Thunder Revue tour, and is set to be directed by film royalty in Martin Scorsese.
Variety claims that Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese 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.
Although a release date is still to be announced, Netflix has revealed the new film is “part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream” and that fans will be treated to on-camera interviews with Dylan in the film. It has also been confirmed to Variety by a participant in the tour that many of the alumni of that period have done interviews for the movie over the past few years, with most if not all of them conducted by Dylan’s longtime manager, Jeff Rosen, as was the case with No Direction Home. It is believed Scorsese has been working on the project since the late 2000’s.
This isn’t the first time that Scorsese previously done work about Dylan having created the 2006 documentary, No Direction Home which focused on Dylan’d electric period in the mid 60’s. Scorsese is also working on another tasty looking project with Netflix, his upcoming film ‘The Irishman’ is coming to the streaming platform later this year and stars Robert De Niro alongside Al Pacino.