Producer Brian Grazer Looking to Paint a Salvador Dali Biopic Now
by Ben Pearson
March 19, 2012
If you've ever taken a class about film history, you've likely come across surrealist painter Salvador Dali's collaboration with Luis Buenel called Un Chien Andolou, which simulates a memorable scene of a human eyeball getting slashed with a razor and is a film school staple. Dali dabbled in film occasionally during his life, but now Deadline says the bombastic artist is getting a biopic of his own, courtesy of mega-producer Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. Paige Cameron is writing the script, which will revolve around Dali's flashy social life, his influences on the arts, and his rocky relationship with his theatrical wife, Gala.
Paige Cameron is writing the script, and you're not alone if you've never heard of her. She only has one produced credit on IMDB, a short film called Hills Like White Elephants, but she's got another biopic in the works called Satchmo, about jazz legend Louis Armstrong. Despite her rookie status, Cameron apparently made quite the impression on the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, which will grant her access to letters, archives, and other exclusive content to use while crafting the script.
Dali has been fictionalized on screen a few times before, recently by Robert Pattinson in Little Ashes and more famously by Adrien Brody in Midnight in Paris. There's no start date, director, or cast attached to this project yet, and meanwhile, we haven't heard a peep about The Expendables 2 director Simon West's CG kid's movie about Dali, so it looks like Cameron's film will be the next one to feature that crazy mustache on the big screen. Too bad Vincent Price isn't around to play him.Thoughts?
Dali was down with the Fascists, so I'm not so down with Dali. But why not, he painted some alright stuff.
Crapola on Mar 19, 2012
I'll rent it.
Xerxexx on Mar 19, 2012
Reading the teaser for this article, I was gonna say: I wonder how much influence Midnight In Paris had to greenlight this... I love surrealist art, so I'm there! Though I wonder if there's an actor worthy of stepping into Adrien Brody's shoes..
Davide Coppola on Mar 20, 2012
Vincent Cassel. 'nuff said. - Stan Lee
SonnyC79 on Mar 20, 2012
There have been a couple of attempts to make a Dali pic from the book Sex, Surrealism, Dali and Me, which the screenwriter should read to get a real in depth understanding of the painter.
Iris gioia on Apr 23, 2012
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