It was announced yesterday that Timothée Chalamet has been cast to play Bob Dylan in a new biopic about the mercurial singer/songwriter’s life titled Going Electric.
The news was reported by Deadline and has come with the announcement of the director at the helm of such a big project, the maker of Ford v. Ferrari, James Mangold.
It is also reported that the singer himself is working very closely with Mangold on the upcoming film, with Dylan’s manager Jeff Rosen set to produce the film.
The film, as the title may suggest, will focus on the inspirational decision from Bob Dylan to give up on his traditional folk sound and employ an electric guitar for the first time ever. It would see shouts of ‘Judas’ from the crowd with Dylan reacting by asking the band to turn the amps up.
OIt is this defiant and determined pursuit of art that will be at centre stage of the film. While Chalamet is not yet completely locked in for the role, suggestions are that filming will begin after Chalamet’s recent run in the West End comes to an end.
With a solid team already being built around one of the most momentous events in the history of Bob Dylan, if not music in total, Going Electric could be one of the best biopics.