Elle Fanning Joins Timothée Chalamet in Searchlight’s ‘A Complete Unknown’ – The Bob Dylan Biopic

Elle Fanning Joins Timothée Chalamet in Searchlight's 'A Complete Unknown'

Elle Fanning is set to star alongside Timothée Chalamet in Searchlight Pictures‘ highly anticipated project, ‘A Complete Unknown,’ which focuses on the life of legendary musician Bob Dylan. Fanning will play the role of Sylvie Russo, Dylan’s love interest during the early 1960s. Russo is a university student and an aspiring artist.

The film is directed by two-time Oscar nominee James Mangold for Searchlight Pictures. The script is penned by Jay Cocks, with Mangold handling revisions. The filming is scheduled to begin in New York this summer.

James Mangold Reveals Filming On His Bob Dylan Biopic

According to Mangold, Chalamet will also do his own singing in the film. Mangold said the upcoming biopic of Bob Dylan, the legendary musician starring Timothée Chalamet, will start filming in “August of this year.” He said, “It’s such an amazing time in American culture and the story of Bob, a young 19-year-old Bob Dylan coming to New York with $2 in his pocket and becoming a worldwide sensation within three years, first being embraced and kind of into the family of folk music in New York. And then, of course, he kind of outruns them at a certain point as his star rises. It’s so beyond belief, it’s such an interesting true story and about such an interesting moment in America, the American scene, and different characters from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan, to Pete Seeger, to Joan Baez. All have a role to play in this movie.”

Dylan’s longtime manager Jeff Rosen will produce the biopic alongside Veritas Entertainment Group’s Bob Bookman, Alan Gasmer, and Peter Jaysen, Automatik’s Fred Berger, The Picture Company’s Alex Heineman, and director James Mangold. Executive producers on the project include Dylan himself, as well as Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Andrew Rona.

Elle Fanning, known for her leading role in the historical satire series “The Great” created by Tony McNamara, is currently captivating audiences as the show returned for its third season on Hulu on May 12th. The talented actress has been in high demand, having previously led Hulu’s crime drama miniseries “The Girl from Plainville.” She has also showcased her versatility in various notable projects, including her role as the titular character in Disney’s “Maleficent” films. Fanning’s impressive filmography includes acclaimed titles such as “Teen Spirit,” “Mary Shelley,” “The Beguiled,” “20th Century Women,” “The Neon Demon,” “Trumbo,” “We Bought a Zoo,” “Twixt,” “Super 8,” “Somewhere,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and “Babel.”

Most recently, Elle Fanning shared her experience of being rejected from a big franchise over Instagram Followers.

Source: Deadline

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