Wilton High School graduate and award-winning actor Paul Dano, 30, plays young Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson in the biographical film Love & Mercy.
According to IMDB.com, Love & Mercy focuses on Mr. Wilson’s life, “from his success with highly influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy,” played by two-time Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti.
Award-winning actors John Cusack and Elizabeth Banks are also in the Bill Pohlad-directed film.
Love & Mercy is the second film Pohlad has directed. He has produced a number of award-winning films, including the 2013 Oscar-winner 12 Years a Slave, which Dano and Mr. Giamatti also had roles in.