It is confirmed that the biopic Bob Dylan starring Timothée Chalamet is on hiatus and it is unknown when it will be resumed.
In early 2020 it was announced that Searchlight Pictures I was developing a biopic of the famous singer Bob dylan. The actor Timothée Chalamente he would put himself in the singer's shoes during the controversial years of his career. The film will be directed by James mangold, best known for Logan (2017). The project should have started production this year, but for reasons related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the process has become difficult. Now a member of the Bob Dylan biopic team confirms that the project is on hiatus and will not be resumed anytime soon.
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During the promotions of his latest movie the Chicago Trial of 7, the cinematographer Phedon Papamichael has revealed that the studio has put the Bob Dylan biopic on hold. In an interview with Collider, the cinematographer talks about his future projects and mentions the current status of the biopic. “We were going to do Bob Dylan with Mangold and that didn't happen. With Timothée Chalamet going electric in the 60s. That would have been my third movie in a row from the 60s.
Papamichael comments that he does not think the project will be canceled but that does not know what will happen. “That is not going to happen right now. I don't think the project is dead. But it is a difficult thing to do in the era of COVID-19. Because everything happens in small clubs with many extras in vintage clothes, so you need a lot of hairdressers and make-up artists ”.
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In this way, the Bob Dylan biopic joins the long list of delays already announced. Restrictions on film and television productions are particularly affecting titles with large casts indoors. So the idea of recording a movie with many extras in small clubs it would not be the most successful at the moment. And although everything indicates that the project is not completely discarded, it will be necessary to wait a long time to see it. For his part, Papamichael claims that he and James mangold will start working shortly on the fifth installment of Indiana Jones. So it is more than likely that they will not return to the Bob Dylan biopic until the film of the famous archaeologist is finished.
The delay could also benefit the film in both improve quality general as with reception of the audience. In recent years we have witnessed a growth in biopics of singers and things do not seem to slow down anytime soon. Since the boom of Bohemian Rhapsody to Rocketman or Judy, there are as many titles that accompany Bob Dylan's. Among them one of Elvis presley and two of Aretha Franklin.
Although at the moment it is unknown what will happen to the Bob Dylan biopic, a bit of the plot was announced. The movie would be based on the book by Elijah Wald, Bob Dylan goes Electric!. It would follow the controversial years of the singer's career in which he made a transition from traditional music to rock.
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