Is Martin Scorsese Directing A Documenary On Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue?

Identified as one of the most significant tours in his storied career, Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue of 1975-1976 featuring the talents of Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Sam Shepard, Allen Ginsberg and T. Bone Burnett is said to have a documentary in the works alongside the release of a box set. A source close to the Dylan camp tells Rolling Stone, “It’s a great period and there’s so much music that was so well-recorded,” adding, “I think that’ll be a great companion piece to the film. We have incredible, incredible stuff. Hopefully it’ll all come out next year.”

Despite the Rolling Stone article not mentioning any appointed director at this point in time, there are some dots that can be connected to legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese taking the role on. The Playlist cites a February article in the Dersert Sun with historian Douglas Brinkley about his upcoming book, Brinkley quoted as saying, “Martin Scorsese is doing a documentary right now on the Rolling Thunder Revue and I’ve been able to get copies of all of the interviews that have been done by the Scorsese team over the decades as a primary source for my book.”

Scorsese is currently filming The Irishmen starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, so it is unclear as to whether he will be taking part in the film, but we can hold our fingers crossed!

Cover photo by Ken Regan

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