As Karina reported last March, Todd Haynes is actually making I'm Not There, his long-gestating (he was well into the writing four years ago), very non-traditional Bob Dylan "biopic." The movie will reportedly star several different actors and actresses, each of whom will portray the icon during a different period or artistic phase of his life. Though the much anticipated "inner blackness" Bob is still uncast (Beyoncé? Venus Williams? Oprah? Dave Chappelle? I made one of those up, by the way, but that's the only hint you'll get.), names currently associated with the project are Haynes' girl Julianne Moore, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Christian Bale, Colin Farrell, Cate Blanchett and Richard Gere. That's quite a cast of Dylans - I just hope Haynes tells us exactly which period each person is supposed to represent, because seeing a title reading something like "PHASE 3: Smarmy, Yet Appealing" under Gere's face would be much more fun that having to guess.

The movie, which is being made with Dylan's full support (meaning musical rights won't be an issue), is due to begin filming this summer in the obvious location of Romania.
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