Timothée Chalamet in Talks to Play Bob Dylan in New Film

Timothee Chalamet. Photo by Maria Laura Antonelli/AGF/Shutterstock (10377905aa)

Timothee Chamalet is in talks to play Bob Dylan in a new film from Fox Searchlight. 

The yet-to-be-titled feature about the folk icon hails from Ford v Ferrari filmmaker James Mangold. 

Per Entertainment Weekly, the film is set in 1965 and will follow the Dylan “as he made his controversial shift to rock and roll and the electric guitar.”

The pic about Dylan won’t be the first time Mangold makes a movie about a musical icon. He co-wrote and directed the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line, which earned its leads, Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon an Oscar nomination and an Oscar win respectively. 

Chalamet most recently starred in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women adaptation as Laurie. He has a big year ahead starring in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation and the new Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch.