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The Bob Dylan Biopic Starring Timothée Chalamet: Everything We Know About A Complete Unknown

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Willy Wonka, Paul Atreides…Timothée Chalamet is racking up the iconic roles. And he's currently shooting his next big-name movie: A Complete Unknown, in which he plays Bob Dylan.

Yeah, the guy your dad loves!

Set in the downtown NYC music scene of the ’60s, the film features an ensemble cast of buzzy young actors, many of whom will be playing now famous musicians. Think Patti Smith's Just Kids meets Inside Llewyn Davis. Read on for everything we know about the new movie.

Who is Bob Dylan?

You should probably know this, but in case you don't! Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman) is an American singer-songwriter best known for his folk albums. He is responsible for such songs as “Blowin' in the Wind” and “Like a Rolling Stone.” Many consider him to be one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and has both a Pulitzer and a Nobel for his lyrics. He is still alive, despite what some people often think.

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Bob Dylan Holding Bass Guitar

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Bob Dylan 1966

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Bob Dylan Records 'Highway 61 Revisited'

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Dylan At The Bitter End

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Who is making this movie?

James Mangold (Walk the Line, Girl, Interrupted) is directing from a script he wrote with Jay Cocks (De Lovely, The Age of Innocence).

What is it about?

Per Deadline, the film tracks Dylan's rise from teenage musician to global figure, its climax set in 1965 when he controversially went electric.

Wait, I thought Cate Blanchett was in the Dylan movie?

Yes. The 2007 film I'm Not There took a more experimental approach to telling Dylan's story, and used a variety of actors, including Blanchett, to portray the artist's various facets. Blanchett earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film.

Who else is in it?

A lot of people. In addition to Chalamet, the cast includes Elle Fanning as Bob Dylan's girlfriend Sylvie Russo, Top Gun star Monica Barbaro as musician Joan Baez, Nick Offerman as Alan Lomax, Edward Norton as Pete Seeger, P.J. Byrne as music promoter Harol Leventhal, and Boyd Holbrook as Johnny Cash.

The cast also includes Eli Brown (Gossip Girl), Nick Pupo (Daisy Jones and the Six), Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire), Will Harrison (Daisy Jones and the Six), Joe Tippett (Waitress on Broadway), Charlie Tahan (Ozark), Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts), Laura Kariuki (The Wonder Years), James Austin Johnson (SNL), and Eric Berryman (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).

May we see some set pics?

You may.

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Celebrity Sightings In New York City - March 24, 2024

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Celebrity Sightings In New York City - March 24, 2024

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Celebrity Sightings In New York - March 24, 2024

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Celebrity Sightings In New York - March 24, 2024

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Celebrity Sightings In New York City - March 24, 2024

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