One of the hottest young actors in Hollywood is about to get even hotter. Multiple sources have confirmed that Timothee Chalamet is in talks to play Bob Dylan in a biopic on the folk singer’s life.
The film, which is being distributed by Fox Searchlight, is rocking with the title ‘Going Electric‘ at this moment. James Mangold, the director behind Ford v Ferrari, is expected to direct this biopic.
Going Electric will center around the pivotal moment when Dylan decided to make the leap from folk music to rock and roll, and the influence of his work.
Sources say Chalamet really wants this role. He’s already taking guitar lessons, so it will look natural when he’s playing on camera.
And the best news of all? Dylan is supportive of this project. He’s reportedly in close contact with Mangold and the production team to create an accurate retelling.
I have to say, I’m super excited about this. I’m not typically a huge biopic fan, but I am a huge fan of both Bob Dylan and Chalamet, so I’d love to see this happen.[mashshare]