Timothée Chalamet is currently being hailed for his performance in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two.” The actor’s insatiable hunger for improvement seems unstoppable, as after finishing the epic “Dune” sequel, he has already bagged his next big project. Timothée Chalamet will soon be seen in James Mangold’s upcoming Bob Dylan biopic, “A Complete Unknown.

As reported by NME, the actor shared during a joint interview with the actors of his latest film that he would love to reunite with his “Dune: Part Two” co-star Austin Butler in his upcoming film. Sharing his idea, Chalamet stated he’d love to see his Bob Dylan somehow bump into Butler’s Elvis Presley from Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 biopic. Butler’s response to Chalamet’s idea came in agreement as he said, “I can’t wait for that film,” when Chalamet hinted he’d been “picking” his fellow actor’s brain about portraying a legendary musical icon.

Chalamet reacted to his co-star’s enthusiasm by saying, “I wish I could be on set every day to just watch the magic happen. I wish you were in it! There’s an Elvis character in the Johnny Cash biopic [2005’s “Walk The Line“]. It’s really brief, it’s very brief, but I was kind of wishing we could create a musical cinematic universe.”

The idea of a ‘musical cinematic universe’ may sound a little odd, but it would make sense on some level when the musical icons Dylan and Presley cross paths in “A Complete Unknown.”

Timothée Chalamet’s starring film, “A Complete Unknown,” is directed by James Mangold and centers on a seminal moment in Dylan’s career: the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, when Dylan first used an electric guitar in concert. That was the same year Elvis Presley witnessed a meteoric rise in his musical career and was arguably the world’s biggest pop icon, topping music charts and the Hollywood box office. Despite being from the same field, Dylan and Presley never met in real life. Hence, Chalamet’s idea of bringing Butler in the cameo role of Presley won’t fit in the story Mangold wants to tell.

The details regarding the commencement of Mangold’s film are still unclear. The director planned to start shooting the film last August. However, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes hampered his plan. Since then, there have been no updates on the production schedule. However, looking for the silver lining in the uncertainty, Mangold has time to think about Chalamet’s idea of bringing him and Butler once again together on the screen. Considering the facts of Dylan’s life, it still seems like a distant dream.

The film is yet to be scheduled on a commencing date. Nevertheless, Mangold is set with the rest of the things. His project already has an extraordinary ensemble cast, including Monica Barbaro, Edward Norton, Elle Fanning, Boyd Holbrook, Nick Offerman, and P.J Byrne.

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