Bob Dylan gives blessing to film on his life

'I'm Not There' wins choosy songwriter's approval

Bob Dylan has given his blessing to ‘I’m Not There’, a forthcoming film about his life.

According to director Todd Haynes, this is the first time the legendary songwriter has ever given a film his blessing.

Speaking at the Venice Film Festival where the film premiered earlier today (September 4), Haynes explained what he thought was the reason behind Dylan‘s approval.

“I do think it was because of this open structure, something that we keep expanding through the years,” Haynes told the Associated Press. “And because of that Bob thought, ‘OK, this may be the one thing I’ll say OK to.'”

‘I’m Not There’ is due out in the US later this year and features seven different actors portraying Dylan including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger and Richard Gere. Each actor is meant to embody a different aspect of the legendary musician’s life and work.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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