Todd Haynes has named thesixth actor to play Bob Dylan in his outré ensemble portrait I'm Not There, which begins production on Jul 31 in Montreal.
So far Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Cate Blanchett and
If the presence of Blanchett points to the radical nature of the project,Haynes maintains the radical tone with the addition to the cast of the blackchild actor Marcus Carl Franklin.
Franklin appeared alongside Terence Howard in the HBO Films productionLackawanna Blues and will play Dylan in one of his difference life guises.
David Cross, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, Julianne Moore and MichelleWilliams are cast in support roles.
Celluloid Dreams, which assembled the financing with Cinetic Media and ishandling international sales, recently closed deals with Australia (Icon),Brazil (Europa), and Switzerland (Filmcoopi).
Judy Becker comes in to replace Jan Roelfs as production designer, while JayRabinowitz has been named as editor. A previously announced, Haynes' Far FromHeaven collaborator Ed Lachman serves as cinematographer and John Dunn iscostume designer.
Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Richie Havens, and the band Calexico have beenadded to the list of musical collaborators, which at the time of Cannes wasbelieved to include Jack White of The White Stripes, PJ Harvey and REM'sMichael Stipe.
Christine Vachon is producing through Killer Films along with John Goldwyn,Jeff Rosen and James Stern through Endgame Entertainment, the project's primaryfinancier.
John Sloss, whose Cinetic Media is representing North American rights, servesas executive producer along with Andreas Grosch, Amy J Kaufman and John Wells.
Previously announced internationalsales closed with Germany (Tobis) Benelux (Cineart), Scandinavia (Scanbox),Italy (Bim), Portugal (Atalanta), Greece (Audiovisual Enterprises), EasternEurope (EEAP), Latin America (TV Azteca), and Japan (Happinet).