Antonio Banderas is in final negotiations to play Salvador Dali in Simon West’s indie biopic “Dali” for Media 8 Entertainment reports Variety.
Jeremy Walters’ spec script explores how Dali conquered America and the world with sex, sin and surrealism only to succumb later to worldwide scandal and misfortune. The project will blend music with CGI sequences to capture the inventiveness and color of the painter.
However the focus will not only be on Dali’s outrageous lifestyle but his lifelong love affair with Gala, his wife, muse and manipulative manager.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2009 in Spain and England.
Two rival Dali biopics are in the works – Andrew Niccol’s “Dali & I” with Al Pacino, and Luis Bunuel’s already filmed “Little Ashes” with “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson.