The film, tentatively titled “Bob Dylan Anthology Project,” planned for release in 2005, will chronicle Dylan’s 1963 breakthrough and the cultural and political influence of his music, Scorsese and his producing partners said Tuesday.
“I’ve admired and enjoyed his many musical transformations,” Scorsese said in a statement. “For me, there is no other musical artist who weaves his influences so densely to create something so personal and unique.”
The documentary is in the tradition of “The Last Waltz,” Scorsese’s 1978 concert film about The Band, which also featured Dylan. The Dylan film is expected to feature live concert performances, studio recording sessions and a rare interview with the singer-songwriter.