Antonio Banderas to Star in Dali


Antonio Banderas is in final negotiations to play Salvador Dali in the Simon West-directed indie biopic Dali.

Media 8 Entertainment (Monster) is producing alongside West’s company, which has been developing the project since 2003, when West optioned the feature film rights to Jeremy Walters’ spec script.

The film will blend music with CGI sequences in an effort to capture the inventiveness and color of the painter. The story will explore how Dali conquered America and the world with sex, sin and surrealism only to succumb later to worldwide scandal and misfortune.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2009 in Spain and England.