Bob Dylan Steps In To Ensure Accuracy In His Biopic

Director James Mangold revealed on the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast that Bob Dylan gave Timothée Chalamet notes for the upcoming movie ‘A Complete Unknown,’ which is based on the folk singer’s life. The director recalled the few days he spent with Dylan and said:

“I’ve spent several wonderfully charming days in his [Bob Dylan] company, just one-on-one, talking to him. I have a script that’s personally annotated by him and treasured by me.”

Alongside an annotated script, Mangold also shared that Dylan knew of his movies by adding:

“He loves movies. The first time I sat down with Bob, one of the first things he said to me was, ‘I love ‘Cop Land.'”

The movie, which was originally titled ‘Going Electric,’ was announced in 2020, but the production was delayed due to the pandemic. Last fall Timothée Chalamet talked to Variety about his role and how the film was coming along. The actor said:

“I haven’t stopped preparing, which has been one of the greatest gifts for me. It’s been a wonderful experience getting to dive into that world, whether we get to make it or not. But without giving anything away — because I don’t want to beat anyone to the punch, and obviously, things have to come together officially — the winds that are blowing are blowing in a very positive direction.”

‘A Complete Unknown’ will start production this August, and in addition to Chalamet, it will also star Benedict Cumberbatch, Elle Fanning, Boyd Holbrook, Monica Barbaro, and Nick Offerman.

Timothée also revealed to Vogue that he has been working with a vocal coach every day since he will sing on screen. He said:

“I’ve been preparing for forever.”

You can watch James Mangold’s interview with the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast below.