Bob Dylan is at the center of a new musical film premiering on Cinemax later this month. Watch the trailer for the film, Trouble No More, above.
Trouble No More shines a light on the “gospel” period of Dylan‘s career. The feature-length presentation was directed and produced by Jennifer Lebeau and includes digitally restored footage from early 80s-era live shows in Toronto and Buffalo.
Michael Shannon, co-star of Nocturnal Animals, The Shape of Water and the upcoming HBO adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, plays the preacher in Trouble No More, delivering a host of fiery sermons written by Luc Sante.
Dylan’s “gospel” period began with the release of his 1979 album Slow Train Coming, followed by Saved and Shot of Love (1980 and 1981 respectively). The forthcoming music feature spotlights Dylan along with his band — Fred Tackett (guitar), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keitner (drums), Spooner Oldham and Terry Young (keyboards) and Clydie King, Mona Lisa Young, Gwen Evans, Regina McCrary and Mary Elizabeth Bridges (backing singers).
Trouble No More, executive produced by Jeff Rosen and Nigel Sinclair, debuted at the 2017 New York Film Festival and will premiere exclusively on Cinemax on Feb. 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.