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Paul Dano will play Beach Boy Brian Wilson. The Looper star will take the lead role in the biopic Love & Mercy, which is based on the life of the troubled musical legend. The producers are looking for a second actor to portray Wilson as an older man. The film will cover several decades of the musician's life, including his struggle with mental illness and his relationship with his wife Melinda. "I am thrilled that Paul Dano has signed on to play me during one of my most creative explosions and most fulfilling musical times in my career," said Brian (more) »

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