Elle Fanning (The Great), Timothée Chalamet (Dune), and Monica Barbaro (Top Gun: Maverick) are set to star in Searchlight Pictures’ Bob Dylan biopic “A Complete Unknown.”
In the film, a young Dylan (Chalamet) shakes up the music world in 1965, as he pivots to performing with an electric guitar for the first time. Fanning will play the role of Dylan’s early ’60s love interest, university student and artist Sylvie Russo.
Two-time Oscar nominee James Mangold is directing Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York) wrote the script, with Mangold handling revisions. Dylan’s longtime manager Jeff Rosen will produce alongside Veritas Entertainment Group’s Bob Bookman, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen, Automatik’s Fred Berger, The Picture Company’s Alex Heineman, and Mangold. Exec producers include Dylan, as well as Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Andrew Rona.
Production on the project will begin in New York this summer. A release date for the film has not been announced yet.