Monday, October 26, 2020

Bye Bye Ballad of a Thin Man

"We were going to do Bob Dylan with Mangold. That didn’t happen, with Timothee Chalamet about going electric in the ’60’s, and it would have been my third ’60’s movie in a row. ... Not right now. I don’t think it’s dead, but it’s a tough one to pull off in a COVID-era because it’s all in small clubs with lots of extras in period costumes, so you’ve got lots of hair and makeup."

-- That is the cinematographer Phedon Papamichael saying that Timothee Chalamet's Bob Dylan biopic isn't happening anytime soon, thanks to The Plague in a new interview with Collider -- he says that him and director James Mangold are moving on to the fifth Indiana Jones movie instead, and yes I had totally forgotten that Someone Not Named Spielberg was directing the fifth Indy, which I just talked about earlier. I'd even posted that Mangold news back in February -- alongside a pile of Sexy Harrison Ford snaps, I really recommend going back and getting lost on that link -- but... well that was February and some shit has happened between February and now so I have forgotten some things, okay? I apologize! 

Anyway I was fairly indifferent (read: actively hostile) to the idea of Timmy doing a Bob Dylan movie myself, since I find Bob Dylan's singing voice practically unlistenable -- send your hate mail to Who Cares, c/o My Butt -- but Timmy seemed rather into it, talking it up a bunch in that big GQ profile we just got last week, so I wouldn't call this "dead" yet. Just delayed. We'll see. Or we won't! Whatever!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Weirdly I like I’m Not There despite not giving two shits about Dylan. This Twink made make a great Dylan in a few years.