With ‘Wonka’ set to premiere on December this year, Timothée Chalamet is ‘The News’ in showbiz. The actor is a true talent with almost all of his movies being instant hits world wide and yet, his upcoming role will certainly surprise you. Chalamet is rumored to star as young Bob Dylan in the upcoming biopic titled “A Complete Unknown”, which will showcase Bob Dylan, the musical wonder of the 60s and early 70s in his journey towards being one of the greatest songwriters that America has ever seen.
Supposedly joining Chalamet in the cast are Monica Barbado, Elle Fanning, Benedict Cumberbatch, Boyd Holbrook and Nick Offerman. Monica Barbado is a popular star known for her roles in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘The Good Cop’ and many more. Elle Fanning is an established actress gaining recognition through her portrayal of Aurora, a Disney princess, in the ‘Maleficent’ series. Benedict Cumberbatch is a movie legend with his show stopping performances in ‘Sherlock’, ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘The Courier’ to name a few. Boyd Holbrook is known for his roles in ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’, ‘The Sandman’ and ‘Logan’. Nick Offerman is an actor/comedian known for his characters in ‘We’re the Millers’, ‘Making It’ and so on. Together, this star studded cast is a good enough reason to be swayed by this upcoming feature film.
Bob Dylan : The Icon of Folk
You wouldn’t find a 60s school complete without at least a single Bob Dylan reference. Hailed as a true visionary in Folk and Rock music of the 60s Bob Dylan managed to charm his listeners with simple chords and relatable lyrics that would transport one to a gleeful world where love, past, life and peace coexists. Bob Dylan’s voice is often compared to those of country music vocalists and his lyrics encoding his life lessons. A great example of Bob Dylan’s exceptional caliber is his song ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ wherein he recounted his personal experiences with the turns that life takes at momentary points. Even today, 5 seconds spared to listen to his lines ‘How does it feel? To be without a home, Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone’ strikes its listeners’ souls.
The upcoming feature film will focus on Bob Dylan’s rise to fame, with him signing a contract with Columbia Records, his popularity with folk music, his formation of a band and its eventual repercussions. Timothée Chalamet is the perfect casting for the role as his character portrayals always manage to enchant the audience with their versatility. The upcoming film is said to potentially showcase the sets of New York, Montreal and New Jersey. With many biopics due to premiere next year, don’t forget to add this one onto your list as who wouldn’t love to see one on an exceptionally talented artist that shaped an entire generation’s taste in music?