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Blade Runner Sequel Director Announced, Harrison Ford’s Return Confirmed

26 February 2015 7:08 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After all these years, the story of Rick Deckard will continue. A Blade Runner sequel started to pick up steam back in 2011 when it was announced that Ridley Scott would return to direct. While Scott is still creatively involved, it has been revealed that he'll be passing the torch to another director. What is still a big surprise, even after his involvement in the latest Star Wars film, is that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard:

Press Release via /Film: "Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2015 — Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the »

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Blade Runner Sequel Confirmed, Harrison Ford To Return

26 February 2015 6:36 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting that at long last, the Blade Runner sequel has been confirmed, with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Unfortunately, Ridley Scott will not return as director, but in his place will be Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve.

The plan is for production to get underway in summer 2016 with Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original) and Michael Green penning the script. Plot details are, of course, scarce, but from what we understand the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the original (which makes sense given Ford’s age).

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most »

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The First Trailer for Brian Wilson Biopic Love and Mercy

26 February 2015 10:05 AM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Paul Dano and John Cusack play influential musician, singer, songwriter and record producer Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) at different points of his life in this biopic called Love and Mercy. Unless you’ve been living under a rock chances are you heard at least one of Brian Wilson’s songs over the course of your life, […]

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Paul Dano, John Cusack Channel Brian Wilson in 'Love & Mercy' Teaser (Video)

26 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The first teaser trailer for the Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy" is a sun- and sand-soaked affair, featuring several samples of the classic tunes that made the Beach Boys rock and roll legends.

The film first focuses on Wilson as a young man, played by Paul Dano, at the beginning and then the height of the Beach Boys' fame, recording songs like "Surfin' U.S.A." and "God Only Knows." He sings, he goofs around with a surfboard, and he experiments with jingle bells and barking dogs in the studio.

"I'm going to make the greatest album ever made," Wilson declares.

But Wilson's life took a dark turn, as the artist became consumed by drugs and depression, and the film picks up in his later years with John Cusack playing a grizzled, older version of the singer. Can Wilson reclaim his musical genius and reignite his creative passion? With »

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‘Love & Mercy’ Trailer Starring Paul Dano and John Cusack as the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson

26 February 2015 7:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Brian Wilson wasn’t a conventional person, so why should he get a conventional biopic? Love & Mercy casts not one but two actors as the Beach Boys musician. Paul Dano plays him in the 1960s, when he was a young man on track for greatness; John Cusack plays him in the 1980s, as he’s struggling to […]

The post ‘Love & Mercy’ Trailer Starring Paul Dano and John Cusack as the Beach BoysBrian Wilson appeared first on /Film. »

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Sand and Dancing Are Big in Beach Boys Biopic Teaser

25 February 2015 10:07 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Love & Mercy, the biopic about legendary Beach Boys front man Brian Wilson, unfurled a teaser today, and, as to be expected, it's very beachy. There's no dearth of sand, haphazard dance fits, warm horizons, or short-sleeved button-downs. There's also a lot of Paul Dano, who plays a young version of the troubled genius, and John Cusack, who may or may not be playing an older, fatigued version of Wilson. The movie, which will thankfully showcase the band's tasty tunes, too, is slated for a June release. »

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Love & Mercy Trailer

25 February 2015 7:58 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

I’ve learned more than I ever wanted to about Brian Wilson over the years, mostly because old people liked The Beach Boys, and unlike a lot of other music old people liked, nothing about The Beach Boys ever brought me around.

That out of the way, I’m told (and, like I said, I’ve learned) that Wilson’s life is something a lot of people find to be interesting.

And, that out of the way, Love & Mercy has two of my favorite actors in it, playing the same guy, so it’s worth watching for that alone.

This is going to be an interesting effort, and it’s been getting attention lately, with people talking it up more than you might think for a film by producer come director Bill Pohlad, starring not quite the biggest names, about a guy that isn’t exactly a hot topic. That »

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Love & Mercy Trailer: Watch John Cusack In The Beach Boys Biopic

25 February 2015 7:38 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

John Cusack has made some interesting choices in the past decade of his career. For every Maps To The Stars boosting him up, there's a Dragon Blade to take him down, and a project like Cell that plants him firmly in the middle of the Hollywood star system. Not content to sit on his laurels, Cusack has another film coming our way, and pretty soon too. Watch the trailer for the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy below, and see where you think this film hits on the Cusack Scale. Many thanks to the film.s official YouTube channel, the trailer for Love & Mercy has been shared for all to see, and it looks like it has a fair amount of promise. Co-starring Paul Dano as the younger incarnation of the rock idol who helped make The Beach Boys what they were best known for, Love & Mercy tells the story of »

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See Paul Dano as Beach Boy Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy teaser

25 February 2015 4:30 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A teaser for the upcoming Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy has been unveiled.

Paul Dano plays the young version of the Beach Boys visionary as the group rise to fame, while John Cusack will be playing the older version of the songwriter.

Love & Mercy also includes Paul Giamatti as the psychiatrist who was accused of taking advantage of Wilson in the 1980s, while Elizabeth Banks portrays the love of his life.

Brett Davern, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel and Graham Rogers have been cast as the iconic surf group the Beach Boys.

The musician's life story is being adapted for the big screen by Bill Pohlad, who produced the critically-acclaimed dramas The Tree of Life, 12 Years a Slave and The Runaways.

Love & Mercy opens on June 5 in the Us. »

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The Beach Boys Biopic Starring Paul Dano Goes to Some Dark Places

25 February 2015 4:25 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Beach Boys have one of the most iconic sounds in American music, and a new movie is about to shed some light on how those sounds were created. Paul Dano and John Cusack play the band's founder, Brian Wilson, at very different stages in his life in Love & Mercy. (The title refers to Wilson's 1988 solo song.) Dano portrays young Wilson, full of life and hoping to create "the greatest album ever made." Flash-forward to the '80s and Cusack looks worn out and affected by mental-health issues that are made worse by substance abuse. Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti also star in the movie, which looks like a decent drama. This is just a teaser, but stay tuned for a full trailer before the film's release date on June 5. »

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'Love & Mercy' Trailer: Paul Dano and John Cusack Play Brian Wilson (Video)

25 February 2015 3:20 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paul Dano and John Cusack play Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson at two different stages of his life in the trailer for the biopic Love & Mercy. The movie, which was acquired by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions after its Toronto Film Festival premiere, chronicles Wilson's struggles with mental health and substance abuse issues. The clip opens with a young Wilson (played by Dano) in the studio as he says he's "going to make the greatest album ever made … got all kinds of new ideas, new sounds, new instruments." Read More Toronto: Lionsgate Nabs Beach Boys Biopic 'Love & Mercy' Later,

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Love & Mercy Trailer Stars Paul Dano, John Cusack & Elizabeth Banks

25 February 2015 2:48 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, watch the first trailer for Love & Mercy.

The movie presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

In September 2014, the film had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. In the La Times’ early look at Love & Mercy, Steven Zeitchik wrote the movie, “Is a refreshing surprise,” and “offers the prospect of actors at the top of their game. Dano suggests a man whose genius does fierce battle with his other instincts, while even in Wilson’s beaten-down state Cusack avoids a mopey victim and goes for something edgier and funnier, his spaciness undercut with comedy.”

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Paul Dano and John Cusack are Brian Wilson in ‘Love & Mercy’ trailer

25 February 2015 2:36 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Paul Giamatti is going to make 2015 the year of showing up in musical biopics, and while his face turned up briefly in the Straight Outta Compton trailer, it is nowhere to be seen in the first trailer for this one.

Giamatti is joined by Paul Dano and John Cusack (who both play Brian Wilson) in the first trailer for Love & Mercy. The film comes from director Bill Pohlad (producer for 12 Years a Slave, The Tree of Life and Wild) and also stars Elizabeth Banks.

Love & Mercy spans decades in the life of Wilson, focusing in on his artistic impulse, mammoth success and subsequent nervous breakdown. Dano and Cusack play the “Beach Boys” leading man at various stages of his life, with Giamatti appearing as the controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

The trailer favors the typical Beach Boys playlist with “Surfin’ USA” and “God Only Knows” playing along the images. The »

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Love & Mercy Trailer: See Both Paul Dano and John Cusack as Beach Boy Brian Wilson

25 February 2015 1:47 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The biopic was one of our favorites at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall

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‘Love & Mercy’ Trailer: Hang On For Brian Wilson’s Tortured Ego

25 February 2015 11:36 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Paul Dano and John Cusack take on the larger-than-life story of Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy, the biopic of sorts that Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release June 5. Bill Pohlad directed from a script by Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner. The film tracks Wilson’s career path as he fueled he and his brothers’ rise to the top of the rock ‘n roll world — remember, the Beatles said their 1967 opus Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was… »

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'Love & Mercy' Trailer: Paul Dano Is the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

25 February 2015 11:33 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Beach Boys front man Brian Wilson is put on display in the first trailer for Love & Mercy, arriving in theaters June 5 from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Both Paul Dano and John Cusack play Brian Wilson at different points in his life in this comprehensive biopic that follows his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti).

Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. The supporting cast also includes Elizabeth Banks, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald and Dee Wallace.

Bill Pohlad, who produced the Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, The Tree of Life and last year's Wild, »

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'Love & Mercy' Trailer: Paul Dano Is the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

25 February 2015 11:33 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Beach Boys front man Brian Wilson is put on display in the first trailer for Love & Mercy, arriving in theaters June 5 from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Both Paul Dano and John Cusack play Brian Wilson at different points in his life in this comprehensive biopic that follows his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti).

Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. The supporting cast also includes Elizabeth Banks, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald and Dee Wallace.

Bill Pohlad, who produced the Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, The Tree of Life and last year's Wild, »

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Paul Dano And John Cusack Are Brian Wilson In The Trailer For Love And Mercy

25 February 2015 11:20 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Roadside Attractions

There are few people as important to the art form of recorded music as Brian Wilson, songwriter, performer and producer with The Beach Boys. He changed the sound of music, and created some of the most beautiful artworks of a medium he was constantly expanding.

To date, every Brian Wilson or Beach Boys biopic has been somewhat lacklustre. I can’t help but stare slack-jawed at Summer Dreams if I ever see it on TV, but it’s not a credible film. Hopefully, this will all change over the summer when Love & Mercy is released.

Here’s the trailer, with Paul Dano playing a Pet Sounds-era Brian, and John Cusack having to pick up the pieces later. Paul Giamatti is playing Eugene Landy, the villain of the piece.

Well, absolute worst case scenario, there’s going to be some good acting and some excellent music. But it looks »

- Brendon Connelly

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Watch: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys Get Biopic Treatment in 'Love & Mercy' Trailer

25 February 2015 11:11 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first trailer has been released for the star-studded Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy." From director Bill Pohlad ("Old Explorers"), the film earned rave reviews after premiering at last year's Toronto International Film Festival. "Love & Mercy" spans decades in the life of Wilson, focusing in on his artistic impulse, mammoth success and subsequent nervous breakdown. Paul Dano and John Cusack play the "Beach Boys" leading man at various stages of his life, with Paul Giamatti appearing as the controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.  Featuring what looks to be standout performances from an A-list cast, this teaser doesn't go light on the "Beach Boys" soundtrack, with "Surfin' USA" and "God Only Knows" quickly setting an appropriate tone. "Love & Mercy" hits theaters on June 5. Check out the trailer below: Read More: Toronto Review: Brian Wilson Portrait 'Love & Mercy' Isn't »

- David Canfield

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Watch: First Trailer For Brian Wilson Biopic 'Love & Mercy' With Paul Dano And John Cusack

25 February 2015 10:43 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You can't throw a guitar without hitting a music biopic, but making a movie about the life of Brian Wilson presents a special challenge. How do you present a movie about one of pop music's most influential songwriters, whose creative genius led to genuine madness? "Love & Mercy" mostly succeeds in answering that challenge, and first trailer is here. Director Bill Pohlad wisely has two actors play Wilson: Paul Dano as the younger, hitmmaking musician and John Cusack plays the older, mentally troubled star. The movie that cuts back and forth between the two poles of his life, while detailing how he finally managed to find love and to come out from under the thumb of the controlling influences around him. Overall, the movie has "nary a beat out of place" as my review from Tiff last fall put it. "Love & Mercy" opens on June 5th. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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