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John Cusack in talks to play Brian Wilson in biopic 'Love and Mercy'

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John Cusack is eyeing the role of Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy.

The High Fidelity star is in talks to play the Beach Boys musician in Bill Pohlad and ER producer John Wells's indie movie, according to The Wrap.

John Cusack
attends a press conference for his movie 'The Raven' in Moscow

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John Cusack

Bestival 2011 - Brian Wilson

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Brian Wilson at Bestival 2011



Love & Mercy will examine Wilson's career, creativity and the impact of his fame on his mental health. Paul Dano is already attached to play a younger version of Wilson.

Oren Moverman, who was behind the Bob Dylan-inspired movie I'm Not There, has written the screenplay for Love & Mercy. The film will reportedly reimagine key events in Wilson's life.

In addition to his responsibilities as co-producer, 2012 Oscar nominee Pohlad will direct the feature.

Atticus Ross, who collaborated with Trent Reznor on The Social Network, has been hired to work on the movie's soundtrack and overall sound design.

Cusack will next be seen as former US president Richard Nixon in The Butler.

Watch a trailer for High Fidelity below:

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