According to Screen Daily, Todd Haynes is finally finished casting I'm Not There, his weird-ass Bob Dylan biopic. The movie, which is actually going into production on this very day in the rather pedestrian location of Montreal (it was originally reported that the shoot would take place in Romania), has gained attention because a rotating cast will be playing Dylan, and names from Oprah Winfrey to Michelle Williams have been bandied about as possible Bobs. Disappointingly, it turns out that only a handful of the slew of names already connected to the film will actually play Dylan (a different actor will represent each "different period or artistic phase of his life"): Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Cate Blanchett and Ben Whishaw will be joined by young African-American actor Marcus Carl Franklin in the role -- and that's it. While David Cross, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams ARE in the film, they're sadly not going to get to play Dylan. Which, honestly, totally sucks. I'd give anything to see David Cross singing Lay Lady Lay.
categories Movies, Cinematical