17 January 2013 8:47 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bill Pohlad ("Old Explorers") is set to direct and Paul Dano ("Looper," "There Will Be Blood") has joined the cast of "Love and Mercy" at River Road Entertainment and John Wells Productions.

Dano plays legendary musician Brian Wilson in his younger years. Another actor is being sought for Wilson later in his life.

Wilson was the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. The film will avoid the standard biopic formula in favour of an unconventional look at seminal moments in Wilson’s life.

Oren Moverman ("The Messenger") penned the script, while Atticus Ross ("The Social Network") is in talks to work on the fim's sound design and soundtrack.

John Wells and Claire Rudnick Polstein will produce.

Source: River Road Entertainment »

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