Luke Wilson Joins Dylan In 'Masked'

Luke Wilson ("Bottle Rocket," "The Royal Tenenbaums") will star opposite rocker Bob Dylan in Intermedia Films' "Masked & Anonymous," the big-screen directorial debut of television writer/director/

Luke Wilson ("Bottle Rocket," "The Royal Tenenbaums") will star opposite rocker Bob Dylan in Intermedia Films' "Masked & Anonymous," the big-screen directorial debut of television writer/director/producer Larry Charles. The project, which, as previously reported, is Dylan's first acting role in 15 years, is aiming to begin production in July.

Written by Rene Fontaine and Sergy Petrov, "Masked" is based on the unpublished short story "Los Vientos del Destino," written by Enrique Morales. It follows the story of Jack Fate (Dylan), a wandering troubadour brought out of prison by his former manager for one last concert at a charity benefit. The film ends with Fate playing a concert. Wilson is playing Bobby Cupid, a former roadie of Fate's who tends bar and drops everything to join Fate for the concert.

Dylan has agreed to perform his music in the film. In addition, a strong soundtrack featuring Dylan songs is expected to accompany "Masked," though it is not yet known whether the artist will write original material or use existing tracks.

Dylan's current European tour hits Ravenna, Italy, tomorrow (April 19) and wraps with a May 11-12 stand in London. He is on the road in support of his latest Columbia album, "Love and Theft."