Irish actor Cillian Murphy will join Al Pacino in a movie about Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali.
"Dali & I: The Surreal Story," which will span the 1960s-80s, follows the time in Dali`s life when most of his great work was behind him and he became more flamboyant. Dali (Pacino) also developed a mentor-protege relationship with a young art dealer named Stan Lauryssens (Murphy).
The indie film is scheduled to begin shooting in early 2008 on location in Spain and New York. Andrew Niccol is directing from an adaptation of Lauryssens` memoir "Dali and I." The part of Gala, Dali`s wife, has yet to be cast.
Murphy most recently starred in Danny Boyle`s "Sunshine" and Ken Loach`s "The Wind That Shakes the Barley."