Peach advocate and general cutie-pie, Timothee Chalamet, is set to play the one-and-only Bob Dylan in a movie biopic for Fox Searchlight. However, the only question on everyone’s minds is, will the infamous peach make an appearance? The answer is unknown.
The biopic, titled Going Electric, is set to follow the iconic musician as he evolves from folk singer to rock-and-roll superstar. The motion picture going to be directed by Ford V. Ferrari director, James Mangold, and feature creative input from Bob Dylan himself.
The release date of the film is still to be announced, but filming is reportedly due to start as soon as Timothee Chalamet finishes up in his London stage-debut in May this year. According to Deadline, Chalamet is already “taking guitar lessons so he can familiarize himself with the acoustic and electric guitar.” Can we just get the soundtrack already, please?
But let’s be real, are we really surprised at the announcement of this movie? The announcement of this film comes just a day after Taron Egerton won Best Actor for his Elton John portrayal in Rocketman at the 77th Golden Globe Awards. Not to mention, it wasn’t long after the release of Bohemian Rhapsody that the Queen biopic became the highest-grossing music biopic ever. The trends are clear; music biopics are in and Bob Dylan is a fascinating subject.
There hasn’t been a high-profile Bob Dylan in over a decade with the last one being that of the unconventional, 2007 film, I’m Not There. As a result, Timothee Chalamet will join Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere and Heath Ledger, as actors who have played the legend. Prior to that, Martin Scorsese directed a documentary on the star called No Direction Home.
Also, back in 2018, the director of Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino, said that he planned to turn Dylan’s 1975 album Blood on the Tracks into a motion picture. Given the mutual love of Bob Dylan, it is plausible that Bob Dylan was playing in the background of that peach scene.
Bring back the peach! Please!