Timothée Chalamet is Willy Wonka this Christmas, and he will be Bob Dylan soon. ‘A Complete Unknown’, the Bob Dylan biopic, will begin filming in August, and Chalamet is already preparing the character with the help of Bob Dylan’s manager, Jeff Rosen, who will serve as producer of the film.
In an interview, Chalamet says that Jeff Rosen has shared with him a playlist containing “12 hours of unreleased Bob Dylan music” recorded between 1959 and 1964 to help him work on characterization. Chalamet is horrified by stating that his statements could “provoke the wrath of Bob Dylan’s fans”, and appears to be aware of his privileged position within the Dylan universe, noting that “I feel like I have gold in my hands.” ».
However, Chalamet points out that some of Bob Dylan’s unreleased music is available on the Internet, for example, through the unofficial bootleg ‘The Minnesota Tapes’.
Under the direction of James Mangold, ‘A Complete Unknown’ will also feature the participation of Benedict Cumberbatch, who will play Pete Seeger, and Monica Barbaro, who will play Joan Baez. It is unknown which actor will play Woody Guthrie.
Parallel to Chalamet’s statements, these days an album of Bob Dylan outtakes, recorded for the film ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’ (1973), whose official soundtrack Dylan composed, has arrived on the market – through the back door. .