Date: 19th January 2007

Pacino takes on surreal role

Al Pacino is to star as Salvador Dali in a new film about the surrealist painter.

Andrew Niccol will direct the movie, called Dali & I: The Surreal Story, reports

The film will focus on Dali's later life when the artist take his work in a more surreal direction.

Shooting is expected to start in June in New York and Spain.

Niccol has previously directed Simone, in which Pacino plays a film producer who creates a digital actress.

The script will be based on an adaptation of the Stan Lauryssen book Dali and I.

Source: Press Release