James Mangold is moving from one biopic to another and this one is epic.
After tackling the world of racing in Ford v Ferrari, the director is teaming with Timothee Chalamet for an untitled musical biopic centering on Bob Dylan.
The Fox Searchlight feature, based on the book Dylan Goes Electric by Elijah Wald, will track the legendary singer-songwriter’s switch from folk to rock music. Jay Cocks penned the screenplay.
Dylan, who will executive produce, is working on the film with Mangold and Fox Searchlight, which has secured music rights.
Dylan’s longtime manager Jeff Rosen will produce with Mangold, Veritas Entertainment Group’s Bob Bookman, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen, as well as Automatik’s Fred Berger and The Picture Company’s Alex Heineman. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Andrew Rona will exec produce.
Chalamet is currently in theaters with Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and is set for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.
It also was announced in November that a movie about the life and career of Michael Jackson is in the works from Bohemian Rhapsody producerGraham King and his GK Films.
A studio is not yet attached to the project.
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