River Road Entertainment, the production company behind the Runaways biopic, is planning to tell Brian Wilson’s story.
The Beach Boys’ co-founder is rife with drama, from growing up with his abusive father, Murray, to his psychotic breakdown to his relationship with his now-deceased svengali Eugene Landy to his latter-day recovery. And that’s without even mentioning the glorious music.
River Road, which also produced “The Tree of Life,” revealed in a statement that the film will take “an unconventional look at Wilson’s unique music process as well as his struggles with mental illness,” Whatever that means, according to a blurb in the New York Times.
No word yet on if River Road has secured the rights to use the Beach Boys’ music. Oren Moverman, who directed and co-wrote “The Messeng
Thought we haven’t heard much about it lately, last summer filmmaking partners Randall Miller and Jody Savin (“Bottle Shock,” “Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School”) announced their plans to develop a movie based on the life of Wilson’s brother, Dennis. His story is less well known and in many way more fascinating.
I could see Zach Galifinakis or Jack Black playing Brian Wilson. Whom do you see?