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Everyone’s favorite pretty boy crush, Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG award nominee Timothée Chalamet is set to play Bob Dylan in an upcoming biopic. Chalamet stans cannot contain their excitement to see the actor portray the “Like A Rolling Stone” singer.
“We stan Bob Dylan and we stan Timothée Chalamet, bring it on bitch,” Twitter user @glitterglam wrote, alongside pictures of Dylan and Chalamet.
we stan bob dylan and we stan timothee chalamet, bring it on bitch pic.twitter.com/IY8RZGfnLl— jun (@glittergIam) January 7, 2020
The film, titled Going Electric, will be directed by James Mangold, who also directed Walk the Line, the Johnny Cash biopic which featured Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. Mangold also most recently helmed Ford v Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale.
2017 was a breakout year for Chalamet; he starred in Call Me By Your Name and Ladybird, becoming somewhat of an overnight sensation. Fans immediately fell in love with his tousled hair and a jawline Man Repeller claims is “rendered by Bernini’s own chisel.” More recently Chalamet gave a memorable performance as Laurie in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and will appear in both Dune and The French Dispatch in 2020.
Fans are sharing their excitement online. “If you need an extra to be in the Bob Dylan biopic just standing there in the background please let me know I am free,” Twitter user @cosmichalamet wrote.
hi james mangold timothée chalamet if you need an extra to be in the bob dylan biopic just standing there in the background please let me know i am free— 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐧 (@cosmichalamet) January 7, 2020
JUST REALIZED WE ARE GONNA GET PHOTOS OF TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET AND BOB DYLAN ON RED CARPETS TOGETHER DURING AWARDS SEASON pic.twitter.com/zlU3cBOiz8— sara (@timmykissy) January 6, 2020
Chalamet has reportedly been taking guitar lessons, according to Deadline, so fans may get to hear him on the movie’s soundtrack.
not a massive fan of timothee chalamet playing bob dylan but people asking ‘can he sing?’ bitch can bob dylan??— 𝕒𝕝! (@llevvyn) January 7, 2020
Though many are excited about Chalamet’s prospective performance, some have concerns. Namely: Is Chalamet too pretty to play Dylan?
“Young Dylan was cute, but Chalamet’s jawline could slit your throat with the precision of a Miyabi Hibana knife set,” Jezebel’s Maria Sherman writes.
yall’s little prince timothee chalamet is far too pretty to play bob dylan. like that’s a casting choice that bob dylan would make and everyone who knows him would be like ‘mm really bob do you really think that’s what you look like’ and he’d cry— rax king (@RaxKingIsDead) January 7, 2020
Nevertheless, Mangold’s final result is highly anticipated. Filming is expected to begin later this year, according to Deadline, but a final release date has not yet been announced.
Esther Bell is a writer for the Daily Dot. She recently graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, and her work has appeared in Bustle and Teen Vogue.