Timothee Chalamet is currently in talks to play Bob Dylan in the upcoming Fox Searchlight film Going Electric, directed by Ford v Ferrari and Logan filmmaker James Mangold. The movie is said to be following Dylan as he rises to fame and becomes a folk music icon.
Mangold most recently directed the true story of the automative team at Ford, Ford v Ferrari, which starred Matt Damon and Christian Bale as designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver Ken Miles (Bale). He previously directed and co-wrote Logan which went on to become the first live-action superhero movie to be nominated for screenwriting at the Academy Awards.
Chalamet has had a whirlwind of a year and has slowly started to become one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood. He most recently appeared in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women adaptation and starred in Netflix’s historical drama The King. Chalamet will be starring in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming star-studded Dune adaptation alongside Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.