Beach Boys star Brian Wilson has given There Will Be Blood star Paul Dano his blessing to play him as a young songwriter in a new biopic.

Dano has been cast as Wilson in Bill Pohlad's movie Love And War, and Wilson appears to be delighted.

He tells RollingStone, "I am thrilled that Paul Dano has signed on to play me during one of my most creative explosions and most fulfilling musical times in my career. I still can't believe how cool it is that my life will be portrayed on the big screen... it just makes me feel so humble. I can't wait to see it with a full tub of buttered popcorn."

Rumours suggest John Cusack is in talks to play the Good Vibrations hitmaker in his later years.