I sense we're in for a slew of biopics that wil have scenes shot at Hotel Chelsea. If Capote's success at this year's Oscars[TM] is an indicator, Stanley 'diamond' Baird will be able to buy another yacht from the upcoming location fees.
So far, This Dylan pic sounds promising, pity they decided to make it about Dylan!
THINK you know your Bob Dylan? Which one of the following statements about the iconic singer-songwriter is not true? A) The man of few words is doing a radio show; B) The artist is selling rarities through Starbucks; C) He will be played by Cate Blanchett in a biopic.
Though the willowy Blanchett portraying a mumbling Minnesota-born Jewish man might seem the most far-fetched and therefore the correct answer, it's a trick question. All options are true, marking yet another curious chapter in Dylan's history.
Details of the movie, first mooted three years ago, are emerging. Among them is Blanchett's casting as the young Dylan, alongside Christian Bale, Ben Whishaw and Richard Gere, all of whom will place Dylan at various stages in his career.
Heath Ledger has replaced Colin Farrell to play Dylan in the 1970s; Julianne Moore and Charlotte Gainsbourg have joined the cast; and Ledger's partner, Michelle Williams, will play Blanchett-Bob's love interest.
Director Todd Haynes, who made Velvet Goldmine based on David Bowie's life, is said to be still searching for another Bob for the movie, loftily titled I'm Not There, Suppositions On A Film Concerning Dylan, or I'm Not There for short.
British music newspaper NME says Haynes is seeking a young black woman to portray the musician's "inner blackness".
"Bob Dylan was somebody who has rejected all of the various personas that he has embodied over the years," Haynes said in Cannes last week.
"He continues to move forward by discarding himself, so my idea is to put together a film of multiple characters and tell their stories simultaneously."
Haynes has gained Dylan's approval. The man who wrote protest anthems in the 1960s and who turned 65 last week is giving the director access to his back catalogue, which will be reinterpreted by Jack White, P.J. Harvey and Michael Stipe.