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By this point, Paul Dano has accomplished a lot in his already young career. He's logged time with auteurs like Paul Thomas Anderson and Ang Lee, starred in strong indie comedies like "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Ruby Sparks," gone the blockbuster route with "Cowboys & Aliens" and "Knight And Day," and last year dipped his toe into heady sci-fi with Rian Johnson's "Looper." From to drama to romance to comedy he's done it all (except maybe horror), but now he's tasked with the tremendous responsibility fo playing one of music history's most beloved and influential writers and performers. One of those projects that has been brewing for years, and one we never held our breath that it would happen, Dano is set to lead "Love & Mercy," the Oren Moverman ("The Messenger," "Rampart") penned biopic of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson. Pretty sweet. And the scope is ambitious. The film »

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