Haynes Names Final Dylan Actor for I’m Not There

Todd Haynes has named the sixth actor to play Bob Dylan in his outrŽ ensemble portrait IÕm Not There, which begins production on Jul 31 in Montreal.

So far Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Cate Blanchett and Ben Whishaw have lined up to play the great singer-songwriter.

If the presence of Blanchett points to the radical nature of the project, Haynes maintains the radical tone with the addition to the cast of the black child actor Marcus Carl Franklin.

Franklin appeared alongside Terence Howard in the HBO Films production Lackawanna Blues and will play Dylan in one of his difference life guises.

David Cross, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams are cast in support roles.

Celluloid Dreams, which assembled the financing with Cinetic Media and is handling international sales, recently closed deals with Australia (Icon), Brazil (Europa), and Switzerland (Filmcoopi).

Judy Becker comes in to replace Jan Roelfs as production designer, while Jay Rabinowitz has been named as editor. A previously announced, HaynesÕ Far From Heaven collaborator Ed Lachman serves as cinematographer and John Dunn is costume designer.

Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Richie Havens, and the band Calexico have been added to the list of musical collaborators, which at the time of Cannes was believed to include Jack White of The White Stripes, PJ Harvey and REMÕs Michael Stipe.

Christine Vachon is producing through Killer Films along with John Goldwyn, Jeff Rosen and James Stern through Endgame Entertainment, the projectÕs primary financier.

John Sloss, whose Cinetic Media is representing North American rights, serves as executive producer along with Andreas Grosch, Amy J Kaufman and John Wells.

 Previously announced international sales closed with Germany (Tobis) Benelux (Cineart), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Italy (Bim), Portugal (Atalanta), Greece (Audiovisual Enterprises), Eastern Europe (EEAP), Latin America (TV Azteca), and Japan (Happinet).

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