By Zachary Swickey
The firm, RT Features, is currently on the lookout for an English-language director for the film based on the iconic 1975 album that includes classic jams like “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Buckets of Rain” and “Simple Twist of Fate.”
Fernando Loureiro, senior vice-president of the Brazilian movie company, confirmed the details to AFP reported by industry publication Variety, who said RT Features had bought the album rights from US firm Grey Water Park Productions.
“As longtime admirers of one of the greatest albums in the history of music, we feel privileged to be making this film,” RT chief executive Rodrigo Teixeira added.
“Our goal is to work with a filmmaker who can create a classic drama with characters and an environment that capture the feelings that the album inspires in all fans,” he continued.
Dylan’s 15th album, Blood on the Tracks is considered by many publications to be one of the greatest of all time, with Rolling Stone listing it at #16 on their much-respected countdown. The album is known for its extremely personal autobiographical nature, reportedly focusing on the dissolution of Dylan’s marriage to Sara Dylan (though Dylan denies it). However, their son Jakob says of the album, “The songs are my parents talking.”