Lead singer of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson has signed a deal with Mark Gordon to produce a film based on his life story.
Variety notes Gordon is teaming with filmmaker David Leaf and Wilson's managers Ronnie Lippin and Jean Sievers to construct a package that will include rights to Wilson's vast catalog of songs. They will set a writer shortly and then take the package out to studios. Wilson's songs about surfing, girls and cars, and eventually mature love songs plus soaring harmonies made the Beach Boys' sound the one that defined Southern California rock music in the 1960s. Deaf in one ear and bullied by an abusive father who imposed his will as the band's first manager, Wilson had an internal sadness that belied the optimism of his tunes. He suffered depression and a nervous breakdown.
No word on a production schedule for the Beach Boys film.