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Timothée Chalamet Transforms Into Bob Dylan on Set of ‘A Complete Unknown’: Photos

Timothée Chalamet was freewheelin’ through New York City while filming the upcoming Bob Dylan biopic A Complete Unknown – in which the actor will star as the famed folk singer – on Sunday (March 24). 

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In photos and videos taken on set, Chalamet looked like the spitting image of Dylan in a brown suede jacket, boots and sunglasses, his dark, curly hair perfectly untamed. Cigarette in hand, the Wonka star got in and out of vintage cars and wandered — like a rolling stone, one could say – in front of Hotel Chelsea in lower Manhattan, where the “Blowin’ in the Wind” singer and several other legendary artists of the ‘60s and ‘70s used to stay. 

Directed by James Mangold, A Complete Unknown will also feature real-life-to-picture portrayals of Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and more. The Chalamet-led cast includes Elle Fanning, Monica Barbaro, Ed Norton, Nick Offerman and more, according to IMDb

The film’s premiere date has not yet been announced, although Mangold did confirm in an interview last year that Chalamet will do his own singing in the flick. “It’s such an amazing time in American culture,” the director noted at the time. “The story of a young, 19-year-old Bob Dylan coming to New York with, like, $2 in his pocket and becoming a worldwide sensation within three years — first being embraced into the family of folk music in New York and then, of course, kind of outrunning them at a certain point as his star rises so beyond belief.” 

The Dune actor has also said that his studies for the iconic role included sifting through 12 hours’ worth of unreleased Dylan songs, sent to him by the musician’s longtime manager and A Complete Unknown producer Jeff Rosen. “This might earn the ire and wrath of a lot of Bob fans, rightfully,” Chalamet joked in a December interview with Happy Sad Confused’s Josh Horowitz. “I feel like I’m holding onto gold or something.” 

See photos and video of Chalamet in costume as Bob Dylan below. 

Timothee Chalamet
Timothee Chalamet is seen on location for the Bob Dylan biopic titled ‘A Complete Unknown’ on March 24, 2024 in New York City.
Timothee Chalamet
Timothee Chalamet is seen on location for the Bob Dylan biopic titled ‘A Complete Unknown’ on March 24, 2024 in New York City.

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