Watch Timothée Chalamet sing as Bob Dylan in first biopic footage

Timothée Chalamet attends Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. "Wonka" at Regency Village Theatre on December 10, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

Footage of Timothée Chalamet singing as Bob Dylan for the upcoming biopic A Complete Unknown has emerged online – you can watch it below.

On Monday (April 15), Chalamet was captured in New Jersey filming a scene alongside Monica Barbaro, who plays Joan Baez.

The clip sees Barbaro and Chalamet singing into a microphone and strumming their guitars before he starts playing the harmonica. It comes a month after the actor was first pictured in costume as the iconic musician.

The biopic, which is currently titled A Complete Unknown (after lyrics in Dylan’s song ‘Like A Rolling Stone’), will also star Benedict Cumberbatch, Elle Fanning, Nick Offerman and Edward Norton.

The movie is set to explore Dylan’s transition to using the electric guitar in the ’60s, his rise to fame, and subsequent achievement of icon status in the folk-rock music industry.

It was confirmed by director James Mangold that Chalamet will sing in A Complete Unknown, with the Little Women actor having showcased his vocal abilities in the recent musical movie Wonka.

Speaking to Collider last year, Mangold (Walk The Line and Girl, Interrupted) said: “It’s such an amazing time in American culture, and the story of Bob’s — a young, 19-year-old Bob Dylan coming to New York with two dollars in his pocket and becoming a worldwide sensation within three years.”

He continued: “First being embraced into a family of folk music in New York and of course kind of outrunning him at a certain point as his star rises so beyond belief.

“It’s such an interesting true story and about such an interesting moment in the American scene.”

In a recent interview with NME alongside his Dune: Part Two co-star, Austin Butler, Chalamet said he would have liked Butler’s version of Elvis Presley from the Baz Lurhmann hit, Elvis, to appear in A Complete Unknown.

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