River Road Entertainment picked up the project in June, and now company founder Bill Pohlad has decided to direct Love And Mercy himself, casting Paul Dano as the young version of the Beach Boys frontman. Pohlad is still looking for someone to play the older version. Here’s today’s release:
LOS ANGELES, CA, January 17, 2013 – Bill Pohlad, Academy Award® nominated producer, is set to direct Love & Mercy with Paul Dano (Looper, Ruby Sparks, There Will Be Blood) starring as legendary musician Brian Wilson in his early years. Pohlad is also casting an actor to play Brian Wilson later in his life.
Academy Award® winning composer Atticus Ross (The Social Network) is in talks to work on the sound design of the film and the soundtrack, which will include the music of Brian Wilson. (more…)