Timothee Chalamet Cast as Bob Dylan in New Biopic
A new Bob Dylan biopic has found its lead with Academy Award-nominated actor Timothee Chalamet.
Per Deadline, Chalamet will play Dylan in the Searchlight Pictures film Going Electric, which chronicles Dylan’s transition from folk to rock. Dylan’s longtime manager Jeff Rosen will act as a producer on the film.
Whether Chalamet will lipsync or sing Dylan’s songs himself is now yet known, but Deadline adds the actor is reportedly in the process of taking guitar lessons to prep for the role.
Going Electric currently doesn’t have a projected release date, but production is rumored to begin once Chalamet finishes his London stage debut in 4,000 Miles in late May 2020.