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John Cusack on preparing for role as Brian Wilson in 'Love & Mercy'
John Cusack on preparing for role as Brian Wilson in 'Love & Mercy'

John Cusack is being widely lauded for his portrayal of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson in the forthcoming biopic "Love & Mercy," which opens nationally on Friday. Calendar recently spoke to Cusack, a longtime pop music aficionado, about his experience exploring the harrowing aftermath of Wilson's nervous breakdown, drug abuse and turbulent adult life, especially the years he spent being treated by psychologist Eugene Landy (played demonically in the film by Paul Giamatti). Cusack shares the duty of bringing Wilson's life to the big screen with Paul Dano, who plays Wilson during his creative peak when he immersed himself in recording studios, working on what would...

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