The film will follow the artist on his increase to fame as he becomes folk music’s most critical icon, according to Due Date
When Dylan traded his acoustic guitar for an amp and an electrical guitar, it produced a substantial backlash from folk purists and marked his choice to embrace rock music.
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Due Date reports that Chalamet is already taking guitar lessons in preparation for the role.
It has actually been a busy year for Chalamet, from starring roles in Greta Gerwig’s Little Females, which was mostly snubbed in this year’s Bafta nominations, to Netflix’s historical drama The King He’s also set to star in Dune with Rebecca Ferguson and the forthcoming Wes Anderson movie The French Dispatch.
Director Mangold’s credits consist of Le Mans ’66, which stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale and received rave reviews
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The last prominent Dylan biopic was 2007’s I’m Not There, which starred 6 different stars playing different sides of Dylan’s public personality, including Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett.