A biopic on the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson has cast its leading man.
The Hollywood Reporter says Paul Dano has been cast as Wilson for the film Love & Mercy, which will explore Wilson's work with the Beach Boys in the 1960s, his mental illness and his departure from the group.
Dano's credits including Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood.
Atticus Ross, who collaborated with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor on the Oscar-winning score for The Social Network, is in talks to provide the score for Love & Mercy.
A separate project about the late Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, starring Aaron Eckhart, has been in the works for a while.
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