Variety reports that Antonio Banderas is about to close a deal to play Salvador Dali in Simon West's, Dali.

The film will be produced by Media 8 Entertainment. The goal for the film is for it to merge music and CGI sequences to showcase the creative process of Salvador Dali. It will also look at how the painter's work featured "sex, sin and surrealism only to succumb later to worldwide scandal and misfortune."

West also wants the film to examine Dali's affair with his wife and muse, Gala.

The plan is for this movie to shoot in Spain and England in 2009.

Evan Jacobs