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Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ being adapted into film by ‘Call Me By Your Name’ director


Luca Guadagnino, who directed last year’s Oscar-nominated Call Me by Your Name (and the upcoming Suspiria remake), is reportedly going to helm a film based on Bob Dylan‘s classic album Blood on the Tracks. As revealed in an interview with Guadagnino in The New Yorker (via SPIN), a producer on Call Me By Your Name had acquired the film rights to the album and asked the director if he wanted to make it. Guadagnino said yes but only if it would be written by Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King, The Bridges of Madison County and more):

Somehow, the moon shot landed. LaGravenese cleared his schedule and, between April and July, hunkered down to produce a hundred-and-eighty-eight-page screenplay following characters through a multiyear story, set in the seventies, that he and Guadagnino had invented, drawing on the album’s central themes. “When they’re repressing, we dramatize the repression, and what that does to them,” LaGravenese says. “And we dramatize what happens when you let your passions take over too much.”

While we wait for more info on that, Dylan will release More Blood, More Tracks, a box set that includes “every surviving take” from the record. It’s part of the Dylan Bootleg Series and is out November 2. You can stream the original version of the album, below. Dylan is also on tour and playing a seven-night run at NYC’s Beacon Theatre later this fall.

Guadagnino’s Suspiria, which features a soundtrack by Thom Yorke, is out October 26.

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