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New Salvador Dali Biopic Planned
Paige Cameron's on script duty

19 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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New Salvador Dali Biopic Planned

Given Salvador Dali's unique style and reputation for oddness, it’s not really surprising that there would be more than one film out there about legendary surrealist. But while some (including Little Ashes with Robert Pattinson as the artist as a young man) have come and gone, none have had the official stamp of the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation. Until now, that is. Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer is the man setting up a new biopic.

Writer Paige Cameron pitched an idea for chronicling Dali’s life that got Grazer excited and he’s hired her to bash out the script. And with the Dali Foundation aboard, she’ll have access to archives and private letters to tell the story of his life, work and occasionally stormy marriage to wife Gala.

“The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation’s interest in a biographical film has always been limited to one that would involve an A-list team,” says managing director Joan Manuel Sevillano. “We are delighted to have this project in the hands of Imagine, a production company whose taste and exacting standards of execution are in keeping with Dalí’s legacy, as well as Paige Cameron, a screenwriter we admire and trust.”

Of course, having the endorsement of the people responsible for your subject’s legacy can sometimes be a double-edged sword. It can slice away the chance to dig into any darker corners, but we’ll have to wait and see what becomes of the project.

There’s no director or cast involved yet. And while the likes of Alan Cumming and Antonio Banderas have been attached to other projects, who do you think would make a good Dali?


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I think Robert Pattinson should have a new chance.. More

Posted by Malin77 at 17:51 on 07 March 2013 | Report This Post

Jean Dujardin?
Or someone who's got a quirk-factor of their own already, like Giovannia Ribisi. For an older Dali, my hero Paul Giamatti would be an off-centre choice but you know he'd be fantastic. Geoffrey Rush would also nail it. As would Bryan Cranston. I think it's really about getting actors who can commit fully to the characterisation. More

Posted by Nicky C at 13:34 on 20 March 2012 | Report This Post

Brody for the "young", Pacino for the "old"
I vote for Adrien Brody, he dig a great job in Midnight in Paris. But that was the young Dalí. For the older one I guess Pacino could de a great job. And wasn't Pacino attatched to a Dalí movie before? More

Posted by Mat1az at 12:52 on 20 March 2012 | Report This Post

I can't believe I'm the first to suggest this, but surely... Nathan Fillion? More

Posted by trouserpress at 12:28 on 20 March 2012 | Report This Post

Easy...
...Vincent Cassel. More

Posted by designedforlife at 09:28 on 20 March 2012 | Report This Post

Midnight in Paris...
Adrien Brody More

Posted by Greggles19 at 07:49 on 20 March 2012 | Report This Post

Sounds like Johnny Depp´s cup of tea... More

Posted by JCA at 02:16 on 20 March 2012 | Report This Post


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