Timothee Chalamet is Bob Dylan in ‘Going Electric’ biopic, but will he be as good as Cate Blanchett? Fans ask

Actor Timothee Chalamlet is all set to essay the position of Bob Dylan — the towering determine in popular culture — in an upcoming film, tentatively titled ‘Going Electrical’.The biopic will painting the transformational journey of the music icon from a folks singer to a rockstar. It is going to emphasise on the legend’s controversial shift to electrical guitar in 1965.

The position may show to be a groundbreaking half for the 24-year-old actor, who has beforehand garnered fame for his supporting roles in movies like ‘Interstellar’, comedy ensemble ‘Love the Coopers’. The actor has additionally received Academy award nomination for his critically acclaimed coming-of-age movie ‘Name Me By Your Identify’ in 2017 and was final seen in the film ‘The Little Ladies’.  

Timothee Chalamet attends the screening of ‘Name Me By Your Identify’ at AFI FEST 2017 Introduced By Audi at TCL Chinese language Theatre on November 10, 2017, in Hollywood, California (Getty Photographs)

As per Deadline, ‘Going Electrical’ will be directed by James Mangold who has ventured beforehand into making music biopics. He has beforehand directed 2005’s ‘Stroll the Line’ that chronicled the lifetime of Johnny Money, ‘Ford v Ferrari’, ‘Lady Interrupted’ and ‘Logan’. The director beforehand mentioned that Dylan is working hand-in-hand with Mangold and the movie’s manufacturing firm. Not simply that, the musician’s very long time profession supervisor, Jeff Rosen, is among the many government producers. 

James Mangold arrives on the premiere of Fox’s ‘Ford V Ferrari’ on the TCL Chinese language Theatre on November 4, 2019, in Hollywood, California (Getty Photographs)

Identified for his politically charged mindset and flamboyance, Dylan has been an inspiration to a number of filmmakers who’ve based mostly their movies on his journey. Within the 2007 movie ‘I’m Not There’, Dylan was depicted by six completely different actors, together with Cate Blanchett who went on to win the Golden Globe for Greatest Supporting Actress for her efficiency and even obtained an Oscar nomination for the outstanding position. Additional, a 2019 documentary titled ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’, chronicled Dylan’s 1975 tour of the identical identify and was directed by Martin Scorsese. 

Folks singers Joan Baez and Bob Dylan carry out throughout a civil rights rally on August 28, 1963, in Washington DC (Getty Photographs)

Timothee appears to be fairly excited to enterprise into the position. He took to Twitter on August Eight after taking a couple of months off from social media to drop delicate hints concerning the subsequent challenge. He first tweeted a selfie of himself, adopted by Bob Dylan’s lyrics and songs and later shared a photograph of the track, ‘It’s Alright Ma’ by Dylan.

“He is not busy being born is busy dying”, he tweeted quoting from Dylan’s track ‘It’s Alright Ma’ earlier. 


After the actor repeatedly tweeted, followers could not assist but look again at Blanchett’s portrayal of Dylan and began speaking about how she nailed the position. “They should not have chosen Timothee. Cate already did superb,” one tweeted. 


Cate Blanchett attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Lodge on January 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Photographs)

One other wrote how Timothee received’t stand in entrance of the highly effective efficiency that Cate has given beforehand. “Timothée Chalamet can play Bob Dylan all he needs, he received’t maintain a candle to Cate Blanchett’s efficiency in ‘I’m Not There’.” 


The web stored lauding her efficiency and even in contrast it to how Timothee would essay the position. “Tim tams is a pleasant and really charming sprite man but Cate Blanchett AM BECOME BOB DYLAN, like oppenheimer and loss of life, straight up.”


Some talked about Timothee’s seems to be and mentioned that he received’t match in the position and that Cate was much better. “Chalamet is too fairly. Blanchett rocked it, it is known as performing.” 


One other one wrote discovered the information of Timothee essaying the position unhappy. “Cate’s efficiency was superb, it’s a disgrace they’re hiring this Chalamet man. no offense.” 


Cate’s one fan wished to see her in the position once more. “I ain’t seeing no Cate Blanchett in any respect in this clip. Despite the fact that I can hear her. WTAF is occurring right here?”


It is not straightforward to breathe life into the towering determine of Dylan, who has had a golden profession spanning 50 years. Solely time will inform if Timothee aces it on the silver display screen.

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