The life story of Salvador Dali is headed to the screen. Deadline reports that Imagine Entertainment is planning a biopic based on the surrealist painter. Newcomer Paige Cameron is attached to provide the screenplay with Brian Grazer producing and Cameron and Anna Culp executive producing.
The biopic is said to have the full support of the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, an organization created at the request of Dali and designed to, to quote the foundation, “promote, boost, divulge, lend prestige to, protect and defend in Spain and in any other country the artistic, cultural and intellectual oeuvre of the painter
Best known for his paintings and particularly his 1931 masterpiece, “The Persistence of Memory” (which featuring melting clocks spread across a desolate landscape), Dali also worked in writing, photography, sculpture and in film. Alongside Luis Buñuel, Dali is responsible for the 1929 short, “Un Chien Andalou” and the pair teamed one year later for L’Age d’Or. Following those projects, Dali worked on two major Hollywood projects: Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound, where he contributed to the surreal dream sequences and Walt Disney’s short “Destino,” which remained uncompleted until 2003.
There is currently no title or attached stars for Imagine’s biopic, but check back for updates as they become available.