On the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast, director James Mangold said that Bob Dylan handed Timothée Chalamet notes for the upcoming film ‘A Complete Unknown,’ which is based on the folk singer’s biography. The director reflected on his time with Dylan and said: “I’ve spent several wonderfully charming days in his [Bob Dylan] company, just talking to him one-on-one.” I have a script that he personally annotated and that I adore.” Along with an annotated script, Mangold revealed that Dylan was familiar with his films, writing: “He enjoys watching movies. When I initially met Bob, one of the first things he said to me was, ‘I love ‘Cop Land.'” The film, originally named ‘Going Electric,’ was announced in 2020, but production was pushed back owing to the pandemic. Timothée Chalamet spoke with Variety last autumn about his role and how the project was progressing.
According to the actor: “I haven’t stopped preparing, which has been one of the best gifts I’ve ever received.” It’s been a fantastic experience to enter into that realm, whether we make it or not. But, without giving anything away — because I don’t want to beat anyone to the punch, and things clearly need to come together officially — the winds are blowing in a very positive manner.” ‘A Complete Unknown,’ which will feature Chalamet, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elle Fanning, Boyd Holbrook, Monica Barbaro, and Nick Offerman, will begin filming in August. Timothée also told Vogue that he has been practicing with a voice coach on a daily basis since he will be singing on screen. He stated: “I’ve been preparing for forever.” Below is a video of James Mangold’s conversation with the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast.