Timothée Chalamet in Talks to Play Bob Dylan in New Film

Timothee Chalamet. Photo by Maria Laura Antonelli/AGF/Shutterstock (10377905aa)

Timothee Chamalet is already eyeing his next role. 

Multiple outlets confirm that the Little Women star is in talks to play Bob Dylan in a still-untitled film from Ford v Ferrari filmmaker James Mangold. 

Per Entertainment Weekly, the film from Fox Searchlight will be set in 1965 and will follow the folk legend as he makes his controversial shift to rock and roll and the electric guitar.

While Mangold’s most recent project told the true story of the automotive feud between Ford and Ferrari, the forthcoming feature about Dylan won’t be the first time he makes a movie about a musical icon. The filmmaker co-wrote and directed the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line. That pic earned Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar nomination, and Reese Witherspoon an Oscar win. 

Chalamet had and is set to have a big year. In addition to his most recent role in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women adaptation, he starred in Netflix’s The King. Next up, Chalamet will star in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation and the new Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch.