Dylan Flick Coming Soon to (1 or 2) Screens Near You

Starting small, even with big star power
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2007 5:55 PM CDT

A little movie looking for a crowd will open on only 4 screens this fall, but its distributor boasts that “I’m going to play every major city in the United States with this movie.” With Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett taking star turns in a Bob Dylan bio pic, the confidence is understandable. Each will portray the artist in different periods of his life, the New York Times reports.

Harvey Weinstein likes giving films low-key launches, having christened “Good Will Hunting” and “Chicago” on NY and LA screens before taking them big nationwide. “I’m not saying this movie’s going to come anywhere near those, but I have a tendency to start small and go big." He added a dangerous Oscar prediction by saying that “if Cate Blanchett doesn’t get nominated, I’ll shoot myself.” (More Bob Dylan stories.)

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