Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Pete Seeger in the Bob Sylan Biopic ‘A Complete Unknown’: Bob Dylan is a revered name in the history of folk music. However, the singer-songwriter’s expertise surpasses those labels. He is a massively influential figure in American popular culture and is considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time. In 2016, he was honored with a Nobel Prize in Literature ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’

Considering all the acclaim and fame, Dylan ought to be a subject of interest for several generations. As a result, artists and directors have attempted to capture his essence in their own ways. Martin Scorsese made two documentaries on Dylan – ‘No Direction Home’ & ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story.’ 

Todd Haynes, who just premiered his latest project – ‘May December’ in Cannes, also came with a film about Dylan in 2009. ‘I’m Not There’ followed six diverse characters inspired by the life and music of Bob Dylan to portray various aspects of his life. It gave us a peek into the decade-spanning career of the lyrical maverick and showed how he is known for more than just a single phase of his musical life.

When was Benedict Cumberbatch’s casting as Pete Seeger in the Bob Dylan Biopic announced?

The latest effort to bring Dylan to life is by the filmmaker James Mangold. He spoke about the Bob Dylan biopic during the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his latest film, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. At the press conference, Mangold revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as Pete Seeger. 

Besides sharing his views on the ongoing Writers’ Strike, he also spoke about his experience of working with Disney’s Searchlight Pictures has been. “Searchlight has really been providing a home for me,” Mangold said. 

Who stars in the Bob Dylan biopic ‘A Complete Unknown’?

Timothée Chalamet is set to step in the shoes of Bob Dylan for this music biopic. Besides him and Cumberbatch, the film also stars Monica Barbaro as Joan Baez, and Elle Fanning is playing a fictional lover of Dylan’s from the 60s. Seegar was a key figure in Dylan’s career. It will be wonderful to witness how the chemistry between Chalamet and Cumberbatch brings their almost mentor-mentee relationship to the screen. 

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