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Luca Guadagnino bases upcoming movie on Bob Dylan album

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Suspiria and Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino has been revealed to be developing a feature film based upon Bob Dylan’s 1975 album, Blood on the Tracks. 

The album is considered one of Dylan’s finest works, with debating raging for decades over the lyrics of its songs. Speculation endures to this day that the album is intended to be autobiographical.

Reportedly, Guadagnino was approached for the project by an unnamed Call Me by Your Name producer, agreeing to take it on solely on the condition that The Fisher King and The Bridges of Madison County writer Richard LaGravenese – whom he had, at that point, never met – agreed to pen the screenplay. LaGravenese would go on to join the project, collaborating with Guadagnino on the story, which is reported to follow several characters across the 1970s.

The move marks the first high profile Dylan feature since Todd Hayes’ 2007 biographical drama, I’m Not There, in which six actors (including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Richard Gere) each portrayed different facets of Dylan’s life. No production schedule for Blood on the Tracks has been announced.

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