Timothée Chalamet is set to star as Bob Dylan in a new biopic about the young folk musician. The film is currently in active development, but will focus more on Dylan’s younger years. We can expect to see lots of the young singer’s contemporary’s including Pete Seeger who is rumored to be played by Christian Bale.
“Going Electric” is about a young Bob Dylan, during the period when he was poised to become folk music’s most seminal figure. When Dylan instead embraced rock n roll and traded his acoustic guitar for an amp and an electric guitar, it created a huge outcry. And it cemented the status of rock music.
Dylan was hailed as an acoustic prophet at age 19 when he exploded on the folk scene and seemed poised to follow in the footsteps of giants like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. So when he plugged in his guitar at the 50th anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival on July 25, 1965, the eruption was profound. Some folk purists labeled Dylan a traitor, and there were even attempts to unplug his amp, emblematic of the discord between folk and the growing power of rock music.
Others appreciated the evolution of the artist whose place in electrified rock was cemented by hits that included Like A Rolling Stone. The drama revolves around Dylan and his interaction with sixties music legends including Joan Baez, Seeger and everyone who was around during that time.
“Going Electric” Cast and Crew
PRODUCER: Alex Heineman – Andrew Rona – Bob Bookman – Alan Gasmer – Peter Jaysen – Fred Berger – Brian Kavanaugh-Jones Jeff Rosen
WRITER: James Mangold – Jay Cocks
DIRECTOR: James Mangold
DP: Phedon Papamichael
CAST: Timothee Chalamet
“Going Electric” Production Studios
“Going Electric” is a collaborative effort between five production studios: The Picture Company, Veritas Entertainment Group, Automatik, Treeline Films, and Searchlight Pictures.
The Picture Company
The Picture Company is an entertainment company founded in 2014 by Andrew Rona. The company specializes in motion picture and television production, as well as music production. In addition to its own productions, The Picture Company has also acquired the rights to produce remakes of classic films and television series. The company’s first project was a remake of the classic film The Omen, which was released in 2016. The Picture Company has also produced television series such as The Americans and The Mighty Ducks. In addition to its work in film and television, The Picture Company has also produced music for artists such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber.
Veritas Entertainment Group
Veritas Entertainment Group is a Los Angeles-based production company founded in 2013 by Jeffecdp and Jonathan Lee. They specialize in video production, post-production, social media marketing, and content creation. They have produced music videos, commercials, short films, and web series. In addition, we have a division that focuses on Korean American content.
Their goal is to create entertaining and engaging content that tells a story and connects with our audience. Veritas Entertainment Group believes that everyone has a story to tell, and we are passionate about helping others share their stories with the world.
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