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Cate Blanchett to play young Bob Dylan

The Australian beauty is one of six actors recruited to play the legendary singer-songwriter in a biopic.

india Updated: May 25, 2006 15:02 IST

Australian beauty Cate Blanchett is one of six actors recruited to play Bob Dylan in a film biography of the legendary singer-songwriter, Hollywood press reported Wednesday.

The film, I'm Not There, will cast the actors as Dylan, to show various sides of the composer of Blowin' in the Wind and The Times They Are A-Changin', who celebrated his 65th birthday Wednesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Blanchett will play a young Dylan. Another Australian, Heath Ledger - star of the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain will incarnate an older Dylan.

 
Set to step into Dylan's shoes

Ledger's girlfriend and fellow Brokeback star Michelle Williams has also signed up for the movie, as have Christian Bale, Julianne Moore and Richard Gere.

The movie is to be directed by Todd Haynes, who directed the 2002 movie Far from Heaven, but was criticized for taking liberties in the 1998 Velvet Goldmine, a biopic on rock star David Bowie.