James Mangold reveals that filming on his Bob Dylan biopic, starring Timothée Chalamet, will begin in August. According to Mangold, Chalamet will also do his own singing in the film.
Speaking to Collider during the Star Wars Celebration Europe, James 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, kind of outrunning 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, different characters from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan, to Pete Seeger, to Joan Baez. All have a role to play in this movie.”
During the red carpet premiere of “Bones & All” at the London Film Festival in October 2022, Chalamet confirms that his Bob Dylan biopic is “coming soon.”
The film follows Dylan’s musical transition from folk to rock. When Dylan instead embraced rock ‘n’ roll and traded his acoustic guitar for an amp and an electric guitar, it created a huge outcry. And it cemented the status of rock music. Jeff Rosen, his longtime manager, is working on Dylan’s behalf actively with Searchlight and Mangold on the film.
Produced by Dylan’s longtime manager Rosen, Veritas Entertainment Group’s Bob Bookman, Alan Gasmer, and Peter Jaysen, and Automatik’s Fred Berger. The upcoming biopic makes Mangold return to the biopic genre after great success with the release of Ford v. Ferrari for 20th Century Fox in 2019.