The Bob Dylan biopic Going Electric has been delayed, and there appears to not be a timetable for when production will resume.
Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael said in a new interview with Collider that the film is currently on hold saying, “I don’t think it’s dead, but it’s a tough one to pull off in a COVID-era because it’s all in small clubs with lots of extras in period costumes, so you’ve got lots of hair and makeup.”
News of the Dylan biopic surfaced in January via Deadline who said Going Electric would cover Dylan’s transition from folk to rock. Academy Award-nominated actor Timothee Chalamet was cast as Dylan, and the singer-songwriter icon’s longtime manager Jeff Rosen would act as a producer on the film.
At the time, the film was rumored to begin production once Chalamet finished his London stage debut in 4,000 Miles in late May, but as with all things in the COVID-era, many plans changed.