Paul Dano has been tapped to play a younger version The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy, a biopic of the '60s icon, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
Director Bill Pohlad secured the life rights of Wilson and Wilson's wife Melinda. Love & Mercy, which was written by Oren Moverman of the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, will follow Wilson's rise to fame and accompanying battle with mental illness and drug addiction.
The actor who'll play the older Wilson in the film has not yet been cast.
Pohlad's other past projects include producing Brokeback Mountain, The Chicago 10, Into The Wild, The Runaways, and The Tree Of Life. Love & Mercy will only be his second directorial gig.
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