Benedict Cumberbatch will play legendary folk musician Pete Seeger in the upcoming Bob Dylan biopic.
The movie is titled complete unknownDirected by James Mangold and stars Timothée Chalamet as Dylan.
In an interview with Deadline, Mangold confirmed Cumberbatch’s casting as Seeger. Seeger had a great influence on Dylan’s musical upbringing. As an aspiring young folk musician, Dylan drew inspiration from Seeger’s music and activism. In turn, Seeger was an early supporter of Dylan, helping to facilitate the debut of his debut album with Columbia Record. He also invited Dylan to play at the Newport Folk Festival (where Seeger served as a board member).
complete unknown It will reportedly chronicle Dylan’s professional beginnings upon his arrival in New York City. Chalamet will do his own singing, and Monica Barbaro has been chosen to portray Joan Baez.
Production is set to begin this summer in New York on a script by Mangold and Jay Cox (Gangs of New York). Dylan himself serves as an executive producer.