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Timothée Chalamet takes the lead in this new Bob Dylan Movie filming down the shore.

Filming is underway for “A Complete Unknown,” a new biopic chronicling the life of music legend Bob Dylan. But there’s a twist: the film’s setting in Cape May, not the historic Newport Folk Festival where many of the depicted events actually took place.

Director James Dean chose the charming Jersey Shore town for its picturesque Victorian charm. With a little movie magic, the town transforms into a convincing 1965 Newport, the year Dylan’s now-iconic electric guitar performance at the Folk Festival sent shockwaves through the music world.

Portraying the enigmatic Dylan is Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet. Fans caught glimpses of Chalamet sporting a Dylan-esque mop of hair filming near The Victorian Motel, surely sparking excitement amongst Dylan devotees.

Chalamet isn’t the only big name gracing the Cape May set. Elle Fanning joins the cast, portraying Dylan’s love interest, singer Suze Rotolo.

While plot details remain tightly under wraps, “A Complete Unknown” is bound to explore the pivotal moment at the Newport Folk Festival when Dylan, a rising star in the folk scene, dared to go electric. This bold move, met with boos from some purists, ultimately redefined Dylan’s sound and paved the way for a new era of rock and roll.

While we wait for its release date, keep an eye out for news and behind-the-scenes glimpses from the set in Cape May:

  • Old cars Setting The Scene

    Today is the first day of filming for a Bob Dylan movie starring Timothee Chalamet

    Posted by Coffee Tyme on Sunday, May 12, 2024
  • Cape May Mayor Zack Mullock on set

    Zack Mullock, the Mayor of Cape May, was invited on to set for an up close view. He shared a bunch of videos and photos from the set to his Facebook page for folks to enjoy.

    Cool one behind the scene last night. Timothee Chalamet as Bob Dylan in Cape May City 🎬 🎥

    Posted by Zack Mullock on Monday, May 13, 2024
  • Crowds Gather to Watch Filming

    Word of the filming started weeks ago when the movie company announced an open casting call. By looking for “festival goers” they tipped fans off to filming dates. Looks like the word spread quickly….

    Tuesday night 9PMWell over 100 people watching the filming continue into the night. Bars are open. Just had some Peace Pie. Definitely fun to check out!

    Posted by Zack Mullock on Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Close Up Of The Retro Signs

    New Jersey Blogger, Jessica Alexandra, tours the retro signs that are hung up around Cape May businesses. She writes: “The Washington Street Mall and Congress Hall area have been getting set up this weekend in preparation for filming starting Sunday!”
  • Celebs Are Just Like Us

    …they need caffeine too! Ed Norton happily posed for a photo with the Coffee Tyme team. The coffee shop was transformed into a retro business on the outside, while continuing to serve up java during filming.

    We met Edward Norton tonight! He is a really nice guy and he likes to surf!

    Posted by Coffee Tyme on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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