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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: Stephen Yeun, Christina Oh, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Scott Stuber, Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, An Seo Huyn, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Kleiner, Bong Joon Ho, Dooho Choi, Giancarlo Esposito and Devon Bostick attend ‘Okja’ New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

‘Love & Mercy’ Brings The Life Of Brian Wilson To The Big Screen 

Screenwriter Oren Moverman on why he wrote so many studio scenes for the film —

“It was easier for us to make that determination because Brian Wilson spent so much time in a studio. He stopped touring very early on, had a famous nervous breakdown on a plane and just wanted to be home and really work in a studio, and when the band was away, he was working with a group of musicians that became known as The Wrecking Crew…So many of these musical biopics are about performance, are about interactions with audiences. This one was about process because Brian was spending hundreds of hours in the studio, figuring things out, being really joyous in his creativity, and it was an opportunity for us to show the process of making a song as per Brian Wilson.”

Photo: Paul Dano (center) co-stars in Love & Mercy as Brian Wilson in the 1960s heyday of The Beach Boys via Francois Duhamel/Roadside Attractions