Benedict Cumberbatch has been solid to painting Pete Seeger within the upcoming Bob Dylan biopic A Full Unknown, director James Mangold informed Deadline in a brand new interview. The film facilities round Dylan’s groundbreaking electrical set on the Newport Folks Competition in 1965. As a legendary folks musician and longtime affect to Dylan, with regard to each his music and activism, Seeger performs an important half in Dylan’s real-life story. He was an early supporter of the then-rising artist, helped his debut album land at Columbia, and invited him to carry out at Newport Folks Competition.
Final month, it was revealed that Timothée Chalamet will play Dylan whereas Monica Barbaro has been tapped to painting Joan Baez. Additionally becoming a member of the solid is Elle Fanning as Sylvie Russo, a college scholar and artist billed as Dylan’s love curiosity within the early ’60s. (Dylan famously dated artist Suze Rotolo, who seems on the duvet of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, for a number of years throughout that very same interval, nevertheless Deadline and IMDB each spell Fanning’s character as Sylvie Russo.)
A Full Unknown will start manufacturing in New York this summer time. It was co-produced by James Mangold, who co-wrote the movie alongside Jay Cocks. Bob Dylan himself is among the movie’s govt producers, and Mangold beforehand mentioned that Chalamet will do his personal singing for the film.
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