NEWS OF THE WEEK: Benedict Cumberbatch to play Pete Seeger in Bob Dylan biopic

James Mangold, the director of the upcoming Searchlight Pictures film, titled A Complete Unknown, recently revealed the casting decision to Deadline at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Following a screening of his latest movie Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Mangold told the outlet that the Doctor Strange star had been tapped to portray the former Weavers member opposite Timothée Chalamet as the Like a Rolling Stone icon. Seeger has been credited with helping to facilitate Dylan's first record label contract and inviting the singer to perform at the Newport Folk Festival, kickstarting the now-legend's career.