John Cusack stars as Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy, a film that takes a look at the rise and fall of The Beach Boys. The film takes a close look at Wilson, and has the rights to his definitive catalogue of hits to help flesh out his story.
Here’s the trailer:
LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilsonâ€™s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.
The film was directed by Bill Pohlad, aso stars Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano, and Paul Giamatti. The film is scheduled for wide release on June 5. It joins documentaries Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and Amy as this year’s theatrical releases that closely examine iconic musicians- warts and all.