According to Deadline, Timothée will be starring in ‘Going Electric’, a Bob Dylan biopic from ‘Ford v Ferrari’ director James Mangold.
Searchlight Pictures has closed a deal with Ford V Ferrari helmer James Mangold to direct Timothée Chalamet as the young Bob Dylan, during the period when he was poised to become folk music’s most seminal figure. 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. Dylan is working actively with Searchlight and Mangold on the film, which the studio said is untitled but has been referred to around town as Going Electric.
Negotiations are underway with Chalamet, who has gotten strong reviews for Little Women, and who next will make his London stage debut opposite Eileen Atkins in 4,000 Miles, the Old Vic production of Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer-nominated drama.
I am not sure if he will sing Dylan’s great songs. But I’ve heard that Chalamet is already taking guitar lessons so he can familiarize himself with the acoustic and electric guitar.
The Guardian reports that Timothée is set to appear on London’s West End next spring in Old Vic’s ‘4000 Miles’. You can see the official website here.
The Old Vic is bringing Timothée Chalamet to the London stage next spring in a production of 4,000 Miles, Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer prize-nominated play about family and intergenerational grief.
Herzog’s work was nominated for a Pulitzer in 2013, and the New York Times said plays that were as “truthful and touching and fine” as 4,000 Miles came along “once or maybe twice a season, if we’re lucky”.
Chalamet’s debut on a London stage will be one of the starriest theatre moments of 2020. The Hollywood star, who first appeared as a child actor in Channel 4’s Homeland, has also been cast as Paul Atreides in a forthcoming remake of Dune, and will appear in the sequel to Call Me By Your Name, which is called Find Me.
4,000 Miles is the story of 21-year-old Leo who goes on a cross-country cycling tour with his best friend. After weeks of no contact he arrives alone at the home of his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera, and the pair begin an unlikely co-existence together in Manhattan.
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