Bob Dylan has had a strange relationship with cinema. Throughout his long and storied career, films have been made about him, and he’s been adventurous enough to enter the realm of cinema himself. While Dylan’s own forays into film have sometimes been met with derision (Masked & Anonymous, anyone?), the man and his music have often been the subject of great films, such as Martin Scorcese’s documentary No Direction Home or Todd Haynes’ unconventional biopic I’m Not There.
Today, production company RT Pictures announced their proposed entry into Dylan’s filmography: a film based on a screenplay structured around the songs of 1975′s Blood On The Tracks, the harrowing tale of heartbreak that was Rolling Stone’s 16th greatest album of all time. Dylan fans may remember that the tour behind this album and 1976′s Desire became the film Renaldo & Clara, which Dylan directed, wrote, and starred in. The new project, though, aims to be an original story based on the narrative of the album’s songs.
In an interview with ComingSoon, producer Rodrigo Texiera said that the goal of the upcoming film was to “create a classic drama with characters and an environment that captures the feelings that the album inspires in all its fans.” As long as it isn’t as strange and confusing as Masked & Anonymous, we’re looking forward to it.