Paul Dano and John Cusack star


The first trailer for the upcoming Brian Wilson biopic has been released.

Called Love And Mercy, the film stars Paul Dano as the young Brian Wilson during the 1960s with John Cusack playing him during the Eighties.

The film also stars Paul Giamatti as Dr Eugene Landy, Wilson’s psychotherapist, and Elizabeth Banks as Melinda, Wilson’s second wife.

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

Love And Mercy is directed by Bill Pohlad, who has previously produced 12 Years A Slave and The Tree Of Life.

The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in July 2014, and is scheduled for a US release on June 5. As yet, there is no confirmed UK or European release date.

Brian Wilson has already endorsed Dano, saying “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.”

According to an official synopsis, “the film will take an unconventional look at seminal moments in Wilson’s life, his artistic genius, his profounds struggles, and the love that kept him a live.”

Meanwhile, Wilson is due to release his new album, No Pier Pressure on April 6. He recently shared a track from the album, “The Right Time” which features Al Jardine and David Marks.