Bob Dylan Gave James Mangold Notes on Upcoming Biopic

It’s all the time onerous to belief {that a} biopic will do its topic justice, however within the case of James Mangold’s upcoming movie about Bob Dylan, it appears to be like like we’re in good fingers. Mangold advised IndieWire that the enduring singer-songwriter gave the director notes for his script for A Full Unknown, starring Timothée Chalamet as Dylan.

“I’ve spent a number of, splendidly charming, days in his firm, simply one-on-one, speaking to him,” Mangold stated of Dylan. “I’ve a script that’s personally annotated by him and treasured by me. He loves films. The primary time I sat down with Bob, one of many first issues he stated to me was, ‘I like Cop Land’ [Mangold’s 1997 feature].”

It’s additionally assuring that A Full Unknown will solely depict a couple of years in Dylan’s life, fairly than making an attempt to cram his full story right into a two-hour film. Based on Mangold, “It’s not likely a Bob Dylan biopic.”

“The explanation Bob has been so supportive of us making it, is it’s about, as in all instances I consider the most effective true-life films, are by no means cradle to grave, however they’re a couple of very particular second,” the director defined. “On this case, it’d sound Altman-esque, nevertheless it’s a sort of ensemble piece about this second in time, the early ’60s in New York, and this 17-year-old child with $16 in his pockets hitchhikes his method to New York to satisfy Woody Guthrie who’s within the hospital and is dying of a nerve illness.”

Mangold continued, “And he sings Woody a track that he wrote for him and befriends Pete Seeger, who is sort of a son to Woody, and Pete units him up with gigs at native golf equipment and there you meet Joan Baez and all these different people who find themselves a part of this world, and this wanderer who is available in from Minnesota with a recent identify and a recent outlook on life, turns into a star, indicators to the largest report firm on the planet inside a 12 months, and three years later, has report gross sales rivaling The Beatles.”

Along with Chalamet, A Full Unknown will function Monica Barbaro as Joan Baez, Elle Fanning as Sylvie Russo, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Pete Seeger. What’s extra, Chalamet will do his personal singing when he portrays the uniquely voiced artist. The movie is ready to start manufacturing this August.

Mangold’s final movie was June’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future. As for Dylan, he launched the dwell album Shadow Kingdom again in April.