Timothée Chalamet Will Do His Own Singing While Playing Bob Dylan In Biopic
When Timothée Chalamet saw Austin Butler singing and gyrating as Elvis Presley on the big screen, he said, “Hold my… (*checks age*) beer.” Actually, it’s been a few years since 27-year-old Timothée signed on to play a young Bob Dylan in a biopic pic about Bob’s early days in NYC with James Mangold set to direct. But it looks like it’s actually going to happen, and Timothée is preparing his vocal cords for the role. Because the strength of a biopic now rests mainly on how long its leading actor can keep talking like the film’s subject after wrapping, so if Timmy can hold it down, he’s gonna be accepting his future Oscar with a nasally 60s cadence in no time!
James spilled to Collider that Timothée’s gonna be using his own vocals for the movie. The current working title of the film is A Complete Unknown, which he expects to start filming in August. Here’s what James had to say to Collider while he geeked out over Bob:
“It’s such an amazing time in American culture and the story of Bob — a young 19-year-old Bob Dylan coming to New York with like two dollars in his pocket and becoming a worldwide sensation within three years,” he told the publication. “First being embraced into the family of folk music in New York and kind of outrunning them at a certain point as his star rises so beyond belief.”
Mangold added, “It’s such an interesting true story at about such an interesting moment in the American scene, different characters from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan, to Pete Seeger to Joan Baez, all have a role to play in this movie.”
.@mang0ld tells us his @bobdylan biopic with #TimothéeChalamet starts filming in August and Chalamet will do his own singing in the film. #StarWarsCelebration pic.twitter.com/yVluBMTeJz
— Collider (@Collider) April 7, 2023
Fans of Bob Dylan aren’t sure if Timothée can hold up to the eminence of one of the most influential musicians of all time, but only cause they still haven’t realized that Bob Dylan can’t sing. If anything, Timothée gotta become a worse singer if we want that Oscar! But really, if the rumor about Timothée and Kylie Jenner is true, then he better prepare for Kris Jenner to demand a pap picture of them kissing, or else she’ll take his voice Ursula The Witch-style. “You do want that OSCAR, don’t you, Young Timothée!?”