Martin Scorsese Directing Bob Dylan ‘Rolling Thunder’ Film
Director Martin Scorcese has prepped a film documenting Bob Dylan‘s legendary 1975 – 76 Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Netflix will release Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese later this year according to a report from Variety.
“Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese,” reads a description of the movie provided by Netflix to Variety. A release date has yet to be revealed and may be “months away” according to Variety’s source. Scorsese directed the more straightforward Bob Dylan documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan in 2005.
Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue spanned 57 concerts over two legs between October 30, 1975 and May 25, 1976. Dylan was joined on the tour by Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and many others. The legendary artist tapped Bob Neuwirth to assemble a backing band that included Mick Ronson, T-Bone Burnett, Scarlet Rivera, David Mansfield, Steven Soles, Rob Stoner and Howie Wyeth. Variety reports Bob was interviewed for the film as were a number of the musicians who participated in the tour.
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