Timothee Chalamet to Play as Bob Dylan in Searchlight’s ‘Going Electric’
Timothee Chalamet is in talks to play as the young American singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan. The biopic will be directed by James Mangold in association with Searchlight Pictures.
Deadline reportedly it titled “Going Electric”, will follow Dylan’s rise from Greenwich Village folk singer to rock messiah—mainly focusing on his controversial embrace of the electric guitar in 1965.
Negotiations are underway with Chalamet, who has gotten strong reviews for Little Women, as Laurie and starred in Netflix’s historical drama “The King.”
Next up, the actor will star in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” with Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem, which Warner Bros and Legendary release December 18.
The last high-profile project about Bob Dylan was 2007’s “I’m Not There,” an unconventional biopic that features six actors playing different facts of Dylan’s public persona: Christian Bale, Marcus Carl Franklin, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Richard Gere and Ben Whishaw.
Before that, Martin Scorsese directed the documentary “No Direction Home,” which traced Dylan’s life and his impact on music and culture.