Are Timothée Chalamet and Bob Dylan Friends?

Recently, it was reported that Timothée Chalamet would play Bob Dylan in a biographical movie regarding this rockstar. However, some fans are wondering if the two celebrities ever met. How did this movie land on Timothée Chalamet for the starring role? Is Bob Dylan friends with this actor? Here’s what we know about the upcoming film about the folk-rock legend.

Recently, Timothée Chalamet starred in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of ‘Little Women’

You may know him as Elio from Call Me By Your Name or as the teen heartthrob from Lady Bird. At only 24-years-old, New York native Timothée Chalamet has one Oscar nomination under his belt and a few movies lined up for the coming years.

Most recently, Timothée Chalamet portrayed Laurie in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women. He appeared alongside actors like Meryl Streep and Laura Dern, earning praise from fans and critics alike. Within weeks after this movie’s premiere, news broke that Timothée Chalamet is set to appear in a movie regarding the musician, Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan | Getty Images

Reportedly, ‘Call Me By Your Name’s’ Timothée Chalamet will portray Bob Dylan for an upcoming movie about his life

Now, this actor will be joining a slew of other performers who portrayed Bob Dylan throughout the years, including Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Cate Blanchett. Reportedly, Timothée Chalamet is cast in the title role of a soon-to-be released movie regarding Bob Dylan’s life.

According to Deadline, this upcoming film will be produced by Bob Dylan’s manager Jeff Rosen, “Veritas Entertainment Group’s Bob Bookman, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen, Automatik’s Fred Berger, The Picture Company’s Alex Heineman, and Mangold. Dylan will be [an executive] producer, along with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Andrew Rona. Dylan’s music rights are part of the package.”

This biopic news comes hot off the heels of Rocketman’s Golden Globe win, the film describing the life of Elton John. Judy, the movie regarding the stage actress Judy Garland earned the Golden Globe for “Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama.” Additionally, another movie that premiered in 2018, Bohemian Rhapsody, earned multiple Oscar nominations and wins. That includes “Best Actor” and “Best Film Editing.”

Timothee Chalamet attends the Australian premiere of 'THE KING'
Timothee Chalamet attends the Australian premiere of ‘THE KING’ | Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Are Timothée Chalamet and Bob Dylan friends?

Not much is known about this upcoming Bob Dylan-centered movie or the relationship between the actor and the musician. However, Bob Dylan will presumably have some involvement with this movie. Some fans wonder if Timothée Chalamet will be singing in the upcoming film and Deadline reports that the actor has even been taking guitar lessons in preparation.

Others took to social media, sharing their excitement for the upcoming film. One Twitter user said, “Just when I thought my Timothée Chalamet crush had peaked. He’s gonna play Bob!”

“Timothée Chalamet is booked to play Bob Dylan in his new biopic, I’m beyond excited for this,” another Twitter user wrote. More information about this film will presumably be announced in the coming months.

Until then, fans can listen to Bob Dylan’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major streaming platforms. Little Women is now playing in theaters.