Richard Gere and Heath Ledger both to star as the troubadour

The rights to Todd Haynes biopic of Uncut´s Man of 2006 Bob Dylan have been snapped up by former Miramax producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

The film´s working title is “I´m Not There: Suppositions On A Film Concerning Bob Dylan” and will portray various parts of the troubadour´s life as well as featuring a soundtrack performed by the great man himself.

Willie Nelson and Yo La Tengo, and other artists that have previously recorded cover versions of Dylan tracks are also said to be contributing to the soundtrack.

The new film will star a host of Hollywood A-listers – Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett are all set to portray Bob Dylan at various times throughout his life.

Julianne Moore, Adrien Brody and Charlotte Gainsbourg also have as yet unrevealed parts in the film.

Maverick director Haynes´experimental film is scheduled for release in the US at the end of the year, with a UK release planned for early 2008.