Timothée Chalamet says Bob Dylan biopic is still happening
Timothée Chalamet is one of the busiest young actors in the business, so you may have forgotten that he signed on to star in a Bob Dylan biopic nearly three years ago.
Set to be directed by James Mangold, Going Electric is said to take place during Bob Dylan’s rise to fame as a folk music icon, and the outcry which took place when Dylan traded in his acoustic guitar for an electric and embraced rock n’ roll. It’s been some time since we last heard about the Bob Dylan biopic as both Timothée Chalamet and Mangold have been quite busy with other projects, but Chalamet told Variety that Going Electric is still alive and heading in a “positive direction.“
“I haven’t stopped preparing, which has been one of the greatest gifts for me,” Chalamet said. “It’s been a wonderful experience getting to dive into that world, whether we get to make it or not. But without giving anything away — because I don’t want to beat anyone to the punch, and obviously things have to come together officially — the winds that are blowing are blowing in a very positive direction.“
Since the Bob Dylan biopic was first announced, Timothée Chalamet has gone on to appear in The French Dispatch, Dune, Don’t Look Up, and the soon-to-be-released Bones and All. He’s also reprised his role of Paul Atreides for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two and is playing Willy Wonka in the upcoming prequel movie directed by Paul King (Paddington). Wonka also happens to be a musical, with Chalamet taking part in multiple musical sequences throughout the movie. As for James Mangold, he’s had his plate full with the fifth Indiana Jones movie, which is set to hit theaters on June 30, 2023.
Timothée Chalamet will next be seen starring alongside Taylor Russell in Bones and All, the new film from Luca Guadagnino. Based on the novel by Camille DeAngelis, Bones and All tells the story of the “first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, an intense and disenfranchised drifter.” The film is set to be released on November 18th.