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John Cusack Up for Brian Wilson Role in Biopic

4/19/2013

Facebook.com/OfficialBrianWilson; Facebook.com/JohnCusackDo you think John Cusack resembles Brian Wilson?  Producers of the planned Wilson biopic Love & Mercy apparently do, enough to be talking to Cusack about playing Wilson int he film.

According to TheWrap.com, Cusack would play the Beach Boys leader in his later years, while Paul Dano will star as young Wilson.  Love & Mercy will examine Wilson's work with the Beach Boys in the 1960s, his mental illness, and his departure from the group. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Oren Moverman wrote the script and is also one of the executive producers.

Atticus Ross, who collaborated with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor on the Oscar-winning score for The Social Network, will work on the soundtrack.

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