Who is Bob Dylan? Good concern. Searchlight Photos is slated to develop a new movie about that time Dylan picked up an electric powered at the Newport Folk Competition. Forged to play 1965 Dylan? Timothée Chalamet, the 24-12 months-aged who’s soon to star in a Dune remake. We like that choose high-quality. But just to be helpful, we believed we’d request some neighborhood songs and movie execs if they could feel of any person better.

Below are their hot normally takes. 


“Danny Holden from Ooey Gooey reminds me of 1979 Dylan. Tim Curry would play an remarkable Vincent Selling price-1997 Dylan.” —Har Mar Superstar, musician


“I’d like to see Woman Gaga play young Bob Dylan. She’s usually fascinated me with what a chameleon she can be on digicam. And she absolutely has the vocal expertise to have the function.”—Maribeth Romslo, filmmaker


“Hmm. I feel maybe James Franco could be a fantastic Christian-time period Dylan. Or, test out this thought: Tom Cruise. He’d in all probability have definitely strange strategies on what Dylan was all about and consider to obtain some psychological treatment that does not essentially exist with the actual Dylan. Tom Cruise—in a fluffy wig and top hat, placing on his Ray-Bans all cool, accomplishing Dylan’s crusty-aged-dude voice—would be fantastic.” —Isaac Gale, musician, filmmaker


“Remember Bob Dylan’s Christmas album? I feel it was in 2010 or so. I’m pondering of the aged-Jewish-fart-does not-give-a-fuck-in-the-Santa-hat Dylan singing “Must Be Santa.” I really do not know, bare Geoffrey Hurry?” —Nicole Brending, filmmaker

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