British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as Pete Seeger in the upcoming Bob Dylan biopic, A Complete Unknown.
A Complete Unknown is directed by James Mangold and stars Timothée Chalamet as Dylan.
The news was confirmed by Deadline following a screening of Mangold’s latest film, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, at the Cannes Film Festival. Mangold also told the outlet that Elle Fanning is set to star in the film.
Seeger, who died in 2014, had a significant impact on Dylan’s musical upbringing, having a profound influence on Dylan from the perspectives of both music and activism.
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