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Timothée Chalamet has long been attached to a Bob Dylan biopic. Now, more details about the film have been shared.

Director James Mangold spoke about the film with Collider (h/t The Hollywood Reporter) while at a Star Wars Celebration event in London on April 7. When asked whether Chalamet will sing or lipsync in the film, Mangold confirmed the actor will provide original vocals.

Mangold further noted the film, which is based on Elijah Wald’s 2015 book Dylan Goes Electric, will chronicle Dylan coming to New York in his late teens to pursue music. Other notable folk figures will be featured in the film including Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

News of Chalamet cast as Dylan dates back to January 2020. At the time, the biopic was titled Going Electric. However, The Hollywood Reporter noted the film’s title is now A Complete Unknown.

In October 2020, the Dylan biopic was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael told Collider then, “I don’t think it’s dead, but it’s a tough one to pull off in a COVID-era because it’s all in small clubs with lots of extras in period costumes, so you’ve got lots of hair and makeup.”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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