Director Martin Scorsese is working on a documentary film titled "Bob Dylan Anthology Project," a biography about the iconic folk rocker. The film, planned for release in 2005, will chronicle Dylan's

Director Martin Scorsese is working on a documentary film titled "Bob Dylan Anthology Project," a biography about the iconic folk rocker. The film, planned for release in 2005, will chronicle Dylan's 1963 breakthrough and the cultural and political influence of his music, Scorsese and his producing partners said.

In addition to a limited theatrical release, the movie will be broadcast on PBS in the U.S. and the BBC in the U.K. The documentary is said to be in the tradition of "The Last Waltz," Scorsese's 1978 concert film about the Band, which also featured an appearance by Dylan. The new film is expected to feature live concert performances, studio recording sessions, and a rare interview with the singer/songwriter.

"I've admired and enjoyed his many musical transformations," Scorsese said in a statement. "For me, there is no other musical artist who weaves his influences so densely to create something so personal and unique."

Dylan resumes his summer touring schedule July 25 in Kelseyville, Calif. The artist also acts and sings in the upcoming fictional drama "Masked and Anonymous," set to debut July 25 in U.S. theaters.


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