Since the overwhelming success of Bohemian Rhapsody in 2019, the film industry has boomed with nostalgic music biopics. Closely followed was Rocketman, Netflix production The Dirt, Yesterday as well as a rumoured biopic on Boy George and the forthcoming Elvis Presley film starring Austin Butler. Now, the sweet folk sounds from Bob Dylan will be transferred onto the big screen featuring none other than Timothée Chalamet.
Announced via Deadline, the upcoming film is titled Going Electric and follows the famed musician’s seismic rise to iconography as he transitioned from folk to rock ‘n’ roll – a single move that ultimately rerouted the course of the genre forever. Directed by James Mangold – who is currently an Oscars contender for Ford v Ferrari – Bod Dylan will step in as an executive producer making the forthcoming a project a potential awards season favourite.
24-year-old Chalamet arrived onto the Hollywood scene following his lead role in award-winning film, Call Me By Your Name alongside Armie Hammer. It was a touching tale that has captured hearts globally, before the young actor was featured in Beautiful Boy. Earning ‘teenage heartthrob’ status with a series of striking red carpet looks, 2019 cemented his position in the industry thanks to performances in The King and Little Women.
Here’s to seeing Timothée Chalamet on the big screen and on the red carpet in the near future. Stay tuned for further developments.