Everyone rightly hates twinks with guitars who strum folk on the beach. But if it is Timothée Chalamet who sets out to tell the life of Bob Dylan, that radically changes the situation. The actor of “Call me by your name” and “Dune”, who is engaged on the singer’s biopic project, “Going Electric”, has just given an update on the development of the film.
In the oven, in the mill, and on the guitar
Star of screens and red carpets, Timothée Chalamet is everywhere. The actor has indeed been performing remarkable performances since 2017 and his revelation in Call Me by Your Name, with roles of increasing importance. First role of Dune by Denis Villeneuve, we will soon see him in Bones and All by Luca Guadagnino, before seeing him in the title role of Wonka then in Dunesecond part in 2023.
A busy schedule, but not to the point of seeing him abandon a project that is close to his heart and which had been announced in early 2020: Going Electric, biographical film about the legendary Bob Dylan.
Embodying the great American musician is a challenge. Proof if there is any, they had put themselves there with six interpreters in the magnificent I’m Not There by Todd Haynes in 2007 in an attempt to capture the life and complexity of Bob Dylan. For this new film, Timothée Chalamet can therefore feel legitimate pressure.
However, after the formalization of the project and the announcement that James Mangold would be in charge of the realization, Going Electric has disappeared from the radar. In question, a nasty pandemic that has upset the plans of the film industry. As well as the replacement of Steven Spielberg by James Mangold in the staging of Indiana Jones 5. But let us be reassured, in a long article devoted to him VarietyTimothée Chalamet showed up very confident about Going Electric.
“The wind is really turning in the right direction”
While carefully avoiding revealing too much, the Franco-American actor dropped a few words on this biopic project, assuring that he was in continuous preparation for this one.
I kept preparing for it, and it was a blessing for me. It was a wonderful experience to be able to immerse myself in this world, whether we made the film or not. But without giving too much away – I don’t want to pull the rug out from under anyone’s feet, and it has to be done officially – the trend is that the tide is definitely turning in the right direction.
Thereby, Going Electric is a still living project. We will simply have to wait for the production of Dunesecond part ends to see it a little clearer. And we can reasonably expect that the production of the film begins in 2023.