Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Edward Norton to Substitute Benedict Cumberbatch and Play Pete Seeger in New Bob Dylan Film

Final yr, director James Mangold mentioned that Benedict Cumberbatch would painting Pete Seeger within the long-gestating Bob Dylan film A Full Unknown. Deadline is now reporting that Cumberbatch has to depart the manufacturing as a consequence of scheduling conflicts and that Edward Norton will assume the function of Seeger. He performs a vital half in Dylan’s story, particularly his groundbreaking electrical set at Newport People Pageant in 1965—which the movie focuses on—as he was an early supporter of Dylan and was accountable for inviting him to carry out on the pageant within the first place.

A Full Unknown stars Timothée Chalamet as Dylan, whereas Monica Barbaro has been in talks to painting Joan Baez. Additionally becoming a member of the forged is Elle Fanning as Sylvie Russo, a college pupil and artist billed as Dylan’s love curiosity within the early ’60s. (Dylan famously dated artist Suze Rotolo, who seems on the quilt of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, for a number of years throughout that very same interval, however Deadline and IMDB each cite Fanning’s character as Sylvie Russo.)

Manufacturing on A Full Unknown has been pushed from its earlier goal date, however is slated to start this March. Director James Mangold additionally co-wrote the film alongside Jay Cocks. In the meantime, Bob Dylan himself is likely one of the movie’s government producers, and Mangold beforehand mentioned that Chalamet will do his personal singing for the film.

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