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    Timothée Chalamet Is Playing Bob Dylan In A Biopic And We Are Not Worthy

    Nothing has ever made so much sense.

    2020 is already becoming the best year yet for Timothée Chalamet (and his fans). After melting hearts in Little Women , the actor is suiting up for another period film: a Bob Dylan biopic inspired by the icon's transition from folk music to electric — and the book Dylan Goes Electric, as The Hollywood Reporter notes.

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    Walk the Line and Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold will be helming the project, which makes this possibility all the more exciting.

    This casting makes so much sense, tbh. Not only does Timothée already have Dylan's aloof cool down, he could also almost be mistaken for a young Dylan.

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    Just look at this side-by-side of the folk music artist in 1965 (the year he went electric) and Timothée at the recent world premiere of Little Women.

    Coincidentally (or not), Timmy's character in Little Women, Laurie, wore outfits inspired by Bob Dylan, as the costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, has said.

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    “I was looking for a style of suit that would be accessible to a young audience in terms of what they wanted to look at Timothée wearing,” the designer told Vulture, adding, "He contributed so strongly to how he wore the clothes."

    There's also the fact that Timmy was bumping Bob Dylan's "Tombstone Blues" when he recently did a cover photoshoot with Saoirse Ronan for Entertainment Weekly.

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    Interestingly, Timmy was first rumored to be suiting up as Dylan in a film helmed by Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, back last May. That project was a different one, though, inspired by Dylan's 1975 album Blood on the Tracks.

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    There's no word yet on if that film is still happening, though, but an IMDB page for it lists Chloë Grace Moretz as the only actor as of now.

    It turns out, there's a big intersection between Timothée Chalamet and Bob Dylan fans.

    timothee chalamet playing bob dylan in a bob dylan biopic is the best news ive heard this decade

    People are really excited about this...

    Timothée Chalamet playing Bob Dylan going from acoustic to electric

    ... with very high hopes.

    saying it right now, timothée chalamet is gonna be an academy award winner for his role as bob dylan in the future biopic, I can SENSE this from a mile away!! it’s confirmed!!

    And, for anyone worried about the musical component to the film:

    not a massive fan of timothee chalamet playing bob dylan but people asking ‘can he sing?’ bitch can bob dylan??