Love & Mercy chronicles the genius and madness of Brian Wilson, leader of The Beach Boys. This film got lots of buzz when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Paul Dano uncannily resembles young Brian Wilson and John Cusack is also earning praise for his performance as an older Brian. The film marks the directorial debut of local film producer Bill Pohlad – his River Road Entertainment has produced such films as 12 Years a Slave and Into the Wild.
Love & Mercy hits theaters on June 5.