RT Features announced today that they are reteaming with Academy Award nominee Luca Guadagnino on Bob Dylan’s 1975 album adaptation Blood on the Tracks, following their recent collaboration on the Academy Award-winning Call Me by Your Name. Academy Award nominee Richard LaGravenese will write the script for the Blood on the Tracks movie, which is based on an idea by RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, who is producing with Guadagnino. RT’s Sophie Mas and Lourenço Sant’ Anna are executive producing alongside Marco Morabito.
Blood on the Tracks is Dylan’s 15th studio album, released by Columbia Records in 1975 and acclaimed as one of his greatest. The platinum selling record, which contains songs including “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Simple Twist of Fate,” and “Shelter from the Storm,” is ranked by Rolling Stone as the 16th greatest album of all time.
RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira said: “Bringing this project to life is a dream to me. We worked for a very long time to find the right way into Bob Dylan’s work and having collaborators such as Luca and Richard are an absolute privilege.”
Guadagnino most recently directed Suspiria, the highly-anticipated remake of Dario Argento’s thriller starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton for Amazon Studios, which made its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Call Me by Your Name, and previously directed features such as I Am Love, A Bigger Splash, and The Protagonists.
LaGravenese wrote Behind the Candalabra, which won eleven Primetime Emmy Awards and also was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for The Fisher King.
RT Features produced Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name. They are currently in post-production on Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, the renowned filmmaker’s eagerly-anticipated follow-up to The Witch, starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe with A24 and New Regency, and James Gray’s Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt for Fox.