According to Deadline, Elle Fanning (“The Great”) is the latest star to join the Bob Dylan biopic “A Complete Unknown.” As previously reported, Timothée Chalamet (“Bones And All”) is cast as the musical icon Bob Dylan, and Monica Barbaro (“Top Gun: Maverick”) is also attached to the project. The film, which Searchlight Pictures will distribute, will be helmed by “Ford V Ferrari” director James Mangold. The screenplay was written by Jay Cocks (“Gangs of New York”), with revisions made by Mangold.
Fanning will play Sylvie Russo, who was an artist and university student that Dylan was romantically involved with in the early ’60s. The film will focus primarily on a young Bob Dylan changing up the music scene in 1965. The film will begin production this summer in New York.
The cast for this project continues to get even more stacked. Fanning delivers terrific work on Hulu’s “The Great,” and it’s time for her to get more opportunities on the big screen finally. For fans of “Dune,” this announcement is particularly exciting, as the actress was up for the role of Princess Irulan in “Dune: Part Two” (which ended up going to Florence Pugh) but was unable to take part in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi sequel due to scheduling issues with the latest season of her hit Emmy nominated series. We are all fans of Fanning, and we’re excited to see what kind of performance Mangold can get out of her.
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