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Timothée Chalamet Playing Bob Dylan in New Biopic

Iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is getting a biopic with James Mangold in the director's chair, and Timothée Chalamet as the star.

By Jesse Conner

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Fresh off of his last film "Ford v Ferrari," James Mangold will be directing a new biopic for the great Bob Dylan, according to a recent report from Deadline.

More importantly, Timothée Chalamet has agreed to play the young Bob Dylan in this flick. Mr. Chalamet is definitely keeping busy with his most recent film "Little Women" still doing pretty well in theaters, and his popular Netflix film "The King" is still getting some buzz as well.

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The new project is said to be set in 1965 and will focus on the more controversial period in Dylan's life when he decided to make the transition from acoustic to electric guitar.

Although there is not yet an official title, the film is being referred to as "Going Electric."

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Deadline reporter Mike Fleming Jr. commented saying, "I am not sure if he will sing Dylan’s great songs, but I’ve heard that Chalamet already is taking guitar lessons so he can familiarize himself with the acoustic and electric guitar." It's unclear of what exactly we can expect given that information, but Chalamet has been on a hot streak the last couple of years so we're hoping for yet another great performance.

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