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CATE BLANCHETT is to play Bob Dylan in director TODD HAYNES’ upcoming biopic ’I’M NOT THERE’.

The director has also cast Adrien Brody, Colin Farrell, Richard Gere, Julianne Moore and Charlotte Gainsbourg to play the legendary singer at different times of his career in a highly unconventional seven-handed biography.

Haynes is still looking for a final “Bob Dylan” to complete his casting and says he’s seeking a young black woman to portray the musician’s “inner-blackness”.

It’s the first time Bob Dylan has given approval to a film based on his life, although Martin Scorsese is also currently making a two-part TV documentary to screen this autumn.

A distribution deal for I’m Not There is due to be announced at the Cannes Film Festival this month and Haynes plans to start filming in the autumn.