January 04, 2007 03:43:28 GMT
Weinstein Co. has acquired North American and U.K distribution rights to Bob Dylan biopic "I'm Not There."
Probably it will be one of the most high-profile features The Weinstein Company has ever got within grasp. The studio is reported to have successfully secured the rights to distribute Bob Dylan biopic "I'm Not There" around North America as well as in the U.K.
Timed with the U.S release of the movie, which is set for later this year, a soundtrack containing dozens of Dylan's compositions will also be launched. The album has already been supervised by Randall Poster plus Jim Dunbar and will feature voices of notable artists like Willie Nelson and Yo La Tengo apart from that of the legend himself.
Taking an unusual approach to the biopic genre, the picture presents a star-studded cast consisting of well-known names in Hollywood such as Julianne Moore, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, and Cate Blanchett. Directing matters were entrusted into the hands of Todd Haynes who also co-wrote the script together with "Jesus' Son" scribe Oren Moverman.