The movie will follow Dylan as he rises in fame on his way to become a folk music icon.
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The news comes after a busy year for Chalamet, who most recently appeared in Greta Gerwigâ€™s â€œLittle Womenâ€ adaptation as Laurie and starred in Netflixâ€™s historical drama â€œThe King.â€ Next up, Chalamet will star in Denis Villeneuveâ€™s star-studded â€œDuneâ€ with Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
Mangold most recently scored rave reviews for â€œFord v Ferrari,â€ which stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale and tells the true story of the automotive team at Ford, led by designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver Ken Miles (Bale), as they build a race car in an attempt to beat the legendary Ferrari at the prestigious Le Mans race. He previously directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed â€œLogan,â€ which went on to become the first live-action superhero movie to be nominated for screenwriting at the Academy Awards.
The last high-profile project based on Dylan was 2007â€™s â€œIâ€™m Not There,â€ an unconventional biopic that features six actors playing different facts of Dylanâ€™s public persona: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Ben Whishaw. Before that, Martin Scorsese directed documentary â€œNo Direction Home,â€ which traced Dylanâ€™s life and his impact on music and culture.
Deadline first reported the news.
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