HOLLYWOOD – Timothée Chalamet rumored to play young Nick Cave in Australian rocker’s biopic.
Call Me By Your Name and Ladybird star Timothée Chalamet is to hit our screens once more as Nick Cave in a new film tracing the origins of the Australian musician. Becoming Nick will show the antipodean punk in his formative years in his native Australia and will climax with him leaving for London where he’ll form The Birthday Party and go on to have an internationally successful career. Writer and director Andrew Dominic had this to say:
I’ve known Nick it seems all my life and I knew him way before he was the famous singer song writer we see today. And yet he was always a massive personality and that’s what Timothée brings to the role. He’s a force of nature, the little bugger. I saw Call Me By Your Name and I just went ‘Strewth! this geezer’s a player!’
Chalamet said he was enthused by the project.
I’m a huge Nick Cave fan. I even read his awful novel.
This will be the third time that Nick Cave’s life has been the subject of a movie. William Hurt starred in The Weeping Song in 1998 directed by Werner Herzog. And in 2003 Gary Oldman played Cave in Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner.
Young Nick comes out in 2020.