Cillian Murphy Boards Dali & I

Al Pacino gets a friend

Cillian Murphy Boards Dali & I

by Olly Richards |
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Cillian Murphy will be dialling his eyes down from 'Mad Scary' to 'Intensely Thoughtful' for Dali and I: The Surreal Story. In the biopic he'll play art dealer Stan Lauryssens, who became a protege to surrealist painter and life of the party Salvador Dali.

The role of Dali has already been earmarked by Al Pacino, who, with a little waxed moustache and a suitably camp expression, could be a dead spit for the artist. The film will follow Dali's life from the 1960s-80s, when he had already completed most of his great works and, having run out of places on the face to place a nose, dedicated his life to being a bit flamboyant and endearingly barking. An actress is still being sought for the role of Dali's wife.

The film, based on Lauryssen's autobiography Dali and I, is to be written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca). Shooting is set to start in early 2008 in Spain and New York.

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