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Inside Look: Timothée Chalamet’s Cape May Movie Set Tour

Inside Look: Timothée Chalamet’s Cape May Movie Set Tour

Filming has officially begun in Cape May for the highly anticipated Bob Dylan biopic, “A Complete Unknown,” starring Academy Award winner Timothée Chalamet.

Chalamet is known for being an American actor who has garnered significant acclaim for his performances in “Beautiful Boy” (2018), ”The King” (2019), ”Dune” (2021), “Dune 2” (2024) and “Wonka” (2024).

Inside Look: Timothée Chalamet's Cape May Movie Set Tour

Inside Look: Timothée Chalamet’s Cape May Movie Set Tour

Production kicked off on Sunday and is expected to continue through the week.

This part of the movie takes place in Newport for the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. This festival would be important for Dylan since it is where he debuted his hit song, “Like a Rolling Stone.”

The scouting team looked for several months for a suitable location to fill in as Newport to film in and so they picked Cape May.

To get ready for the movie, this part of Cape May went through a massive transformation back to the 1960s. Most of the signs were changed on the street and vehicles from the 60s were brought out to be parked at the motel.

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The section of Cape May that saw this time warp was mostly around the Victorian Motel, across from Congress Hall and most of Perry Street, which was renamed Belvedere Ave.

The Victorian Motel was renamed as Viking Motel, while the clothing store Galvanic was redesigned to look like the Mayflower Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge.

The entire store was transformed including new awnings, new marquee, and a freshly built magazine and toy stand.

Crews even brought in new street lights, something we totally missed until someone pointed it out.

Chalamet has been seen outside the motel sporting Dylan’s signature hairstyle and riding a motorcycle with Elle Fanning, who plays Dylan’s love interest Sylvie Russo.

A major highlight for fans: Chalamet will be singing in the film after years of preparing and working on Dylan’s music.

Sightings of Chalamet starting happening later on in our day but our friends at Coffee Tyme were able to capture some shots which are featured in our video and in the article.

The Wildwood View Archive stopped by set to take a look and was able to walk around the set to bring you a video tour. (Which you can watch at the bottom of this article)

While there’s no release date yet, the combination of a stellar cast and Chalamet’s dedication to his portrayal of Dylan promises a film that will captivate audiences.

Stay tuned for more updates on “Completely Unknown,” the Bob Dylan biopic that is set to inspire and entertain.

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