The times, they are a-busy for Bob Dylan. Er, what? Who wrote that? Sorry.
He's presumably hard at work on the second book in his Chronicles autobiography series, just started DJing a new show (which is getting great reviews) on XM Radio, just celebrated his 65th birthday, and a new biopic of his life will start filming this summer. Rumor has it that the young Bob Dylan will be played by - Toby Maguire? Leonardo Dicaprio? Jake Gyllenhall? Nope.
No, it's true. If you don't believe me, follow the hyperlinks.
The movie, reportedly titled "I'm Not There," also is set to star Heath "If I hear one more Brokeback joke, I'm going to start setting fires" Ledger, Michelle Williams, Christian Bale, Julianne Moore, and Richard Gere. Quite a cast. And hey, as long as it's better than "Masked and Anonymous," (the movie Dylan co-wrote and co-starred in a couple years ago) I'll be happy. And that's setting the bar pretty low. That movie SUUUUUUCKED!
UK Guardian blog story: Cate Blanchett to play Bob Dylan in movie (I stole their headline)
More on the Bob Dylan movie
Slate story on the Theme Time Radio Hour
Billboard story on Dylan's 65th birthday
Rotten Tomatoes page of Masked and Anonymous reviews
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