James Mangold to direct Timothée Chalamet as the young Bob Dylan

James Mangold to direct Timothée Chalamet as the young Bob Dylan

American director James Mangold has been chosen by Searchlight Pictures to direct a movie about young Bob Dylan.

The role of legendary folk musician will be played by Timothee Chalamet as negotiations are underway, Deadline reports.

Mangold, whose Ford v Ferrari has crossed the $100 million domestic gross mark and $200 million worldwide for a film that has gotten uniformly strong reviews, will be doing his second film about an iconic musician after the 2005 Johnny Cash-June Carter film Walk the Line.

The film will be produced by Dylan’s longtime manager Rosen, Veritas Entertainment Group’s Bob Bookman, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen, Automatik’s Fred Berger, The Picture Company’s Alex Heineman and Mangold.