Benedict Cumberbatch play the legendary folk musician Pete Seeger in the future Bob Dylan biopic.
The film, titled Complete Unknowndirected by James Mangold and starring Timothée Chalamet as Dylan.
In an interview with The deadline, Mangold confirmed Cumberbatch’s casting as Seeger. Seeger had a major impact on Dylan’s musical upbringing. As a young aspiring folk musician, Dylan drew inspiration from Seeger’s music and activism. In turn, Seeger was an early supporter of Dylan, helping facilitate his debut album on Columbia Records. He also invited Dylan to play at the Newport Folk Festival (where Seeger served as a board member).
Complete Unknown It will reportedly record the start of Dylan’s career when he arrived in New York City. Chalamet did doing his own singingand Monica Barbaro in the past cast in the role of Joan Baez.
Production is set to begin this summer in New York with a script by Mangold and Jay Cocks (Gangs in New York). Dylan himself serves as executive producer.