Brian Wilson Biopic to star Paul Dano as the Beach Boys Leader

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There's a Brian Wilson biopic in the works! And no, not the bearded and shoe-polished San Francisco Giants relief pitcher.

The movie is titled Love & Mercy, and word has it we've got our Brian Wilson! Paul Dano has been hired to play the eccentric leader of pioneering rock band The Beach Boys.

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Dano is best known for his roles in films like Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood. Check out some There Will be Blood quotes for a glimpse at his fantastic performance as Eli Sunday.

Love & Mercy was written by Oren Moverman, with Bill Pohland set to direct. It will cover a long span of Wilson's life, including his struggles with mental illness. There will reportedly be a second actor brought on to play older Wilson.

No word on a shooting schedule or release date.

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