Watch the Full Trailer for the Brian Wilson Biopic ‘Love & Mercy’
The first full-length trailer for the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy is now online.
Already riding a wave of positive film-festival reviews, the movie is scheduled to arrive in theaters June 5, and features an all-star cast that includes Paul Dano and John Cusack playing Wilson as a younger and older man, Elizabeth Banks as Wilson's wife Melinda and Paul Giamatti as Eugene Landy, the psychiatrist whose unorthodox treatment techniques were at one point credited with bringing Wilson back from the brink, but drew increasing levels of legal scrutiny and ultimately cost him his license.
As you can see in the above video — which follows a recent teaser for Love & Mercy — Wilson's legendary life makes for compelling drama. If this trailer is anything to go on, the movie will focus just as much on his infamous struggles to maintain his sanity and creative control as the leader of the Beach Boys as it will on the latter-day battle over Wilson's care that raged between members of his family and Landy.
"I still can't believe how cool it is that my life will be portrayed on the big screen, and to have [director] Bill Pohlad as the captain of the Sloop John B is amazing," Wilson told fans in 2013. "It just makes me feel so humble. I can't wait to see it with a full tub of buttered popcorn."
Love & Mercy arrives during a busy time for Wilson, whose guest-studded new solo album No Pier Pressure is out now. In addition to his latest studio effort, he'll be back on the road this summer for a run of North American tour dates.
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