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Cate Blanchett to play Bob Dylan

The 37-year-old actress is one of seven actors to play Dylan at various stages of his career.

india Updated: May 26, 2006 15:09 IST

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, who has portrayed Queen Elizabeth and Katharine Hepburn, will add another legend to her resume: Bob Dylan.

The 37-year-old Australian actress is one of seven actors to play Dylan at various stages of his career in the biopic, I'm Not There, tentatively scheduled for release next year.

She will portray a specific aspect of Dylan's personality, embodied by an androgynous singer-songwriter character named Jude, according to Killer Films, the movie's production company.

Heath Ledger and his girlfriend, Brokeback Mountain co-star Michelle Williams, have also joined the cast, along with Christian Bale, Julianne Moore and Richard Gere.

The movie will be directed by Todd Haynes, who helmed 2002 movie Far from Heaven and 1998's Velvet Goldmine, about rock icon David Bowie.

Blanchett will next be seen in the upcoming dramas Babel, opposite Brad Pitt, and The Good German, alongside George Clooney.