Cillian Murphy Paints Dali

Cillian Murphy will star opposite Al Pacino in “Dali & I: The Surreal Story” for Room 9 Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie, which will span the 1960s-80s, follows the time in Salvador Dali’s life when most of his great work was behind him and he became more flamboyant.

Dali (Pacino) also developed a mentor-protege relationship with a young art dealer named Stan Lauryssens (Murphy).

Dali’s wife Gala has yet to be cast. Andrew Niccol is directing and re-wrote John Salvati’s script.

Shooting begins early 2008 on location in Spain and New York.