The film will focus on the moment Dylan left his folk roots behind to embrace rock ‘n’ roll, performing with an electric band and making the infamous appearance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.
The movie is currently untitled, although the project is said to have been referred to as Going Electric. Dylan himself is also reportedly working closely on the film.
The project will take place once Chalamet completes his run on the London stage. The actor will star in 4,000 Miles at the Old Vic between April 16 and May 23.
It won’t be the first time Bob Dylan’s story has been told on the big screen. A total of six actors played him in the experimental 2007 film I’m Not There, with the likes of Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett inhabiting different elements of his character.
Chalamet recently starred in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women adaptation, portraying Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence.