April 5, 2012 12:40

Bob Dylan's 'Blood On The Tracks' album to be made into film

Brazilian company to turn the singer's LP into feature flick

Bob Dylan's 'Blood On The Tracks' album to be made into film

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Bob Dylan's seminal 1975 album 'Blood On The Tracks' is set to be turned into a film, according to reports.

The rights to the LP have been purchased by Brazilian company RT Features, who are now planning to adapt it into an English-speaking flick and are on the lookout for a director to helm the project.

AFP reports that RT's chief executive Rodrigo Teixeira said: "As longtime admirers of one of the greatest albums in the history of music, we feel privileged to be making this film.

"Our goal is to work with a filmmaker who can create a classic drama with characters and an environment that capture the feelings that the album inspires in all fans."

'Blood On The Tracks' is often rumoured to be about the collapse of Dylan's marriage to his wife Sara, although he has repeatedly denied theories that the album's narratives are autobiographical.

It was reported earlier this year that Bob Dylan is recording a new studio album, with the singer reportedly working on material at a studio in Los Angeles owned by US singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. His last LP, the festive-themed 'Christmas In The Heart', was released in 2009.

Bob Dylan is also set to headline this summer's Benicassim festival. The folk legend joins The Stone Roses, Florence And The Machine and At The Drive-In in headlining the event and a bill that includes New Order, Crystal Castles, The Vaccines and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The festival runs from July 12-15 this summer. Four-day tickets for Benicassim, priced at €165, are available from Fiberfib.com.

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