No, this is not about the San Francisco Giants relief pitcher.
Oren Moverman, Oscar-nominated writer of "The Messenger," has signed on to pen a biopic about Brian Wilson, the genius behind the Beach Boys, reported Deadline. We'll guess it'll end up being called "God Only Knows."
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Wilson essentially was the Beach Boys, almost singlehandedly crafting "Pet Sounds," one of the most groundbreaking albums in rock history, basically going insane trying to match it with the follow-up "Smile," an album that would take 37 years to complete.
Aside from the music and the genius, there was his maniacally controlling father, his Charles Manson-befriending brother, the depression, the drug use, the Svengali-like Dr. Eugene Landy who basically turned him into a humans puppet--there's plenty to work with here, folks.
Matt Dillon gave one of his better performances playing a Wilson-inspired songwriter in Alison Anders film "Grace of My Heart," which starred Illeana Douglas as a Carole King-like songwriter. Watching him sit at a piano set inside a giant sandbox in his dining room is really something.
Moverman's next film, "Rampart," is based on the real-life exploits of a notoriously corrupt division of the LAPD that ran wild across the city in the '90s, starring Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster and Ice Cube.