It has been reported that Al Pacino will play the role of Salvador Dali in an upcoming film called “Dali & I: The Surreal Story”. Andrew Niccol will direct the Dali movie and filming is set to start in June this year.
I just don’t see it working, but I’m skeptical about most movies about artists. The Modigliani movie was fine, Frida was OK too, but my favorite art movie is still Basquiat by the artist Julian Schnabel. Perhaps being an artist is the secret to making a good movie about artists? Movie makers have a habit of exaggerating the life of artists to create unbelievable characters.