John Cusack Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

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The actor plays Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson in ‘Love & Mercy.’

John Cusack has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively has learned.

The star currently is winning praise for his portrayal of musician Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy, River Road’s biopic about the Beach Boys frontman (Paul Dano co-stars as a younger version of the character). THR’s John DeFore called Cusack’s performance in the film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September and will be released June 5, “one of the best of his career.”

Cusack currently can be seen starring opposite Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg’s dark Hollywood satire, Maps to the Stars. The film premiered at Cannes last year and is being released in the U.S. this week.

Cusack has been a familiar face on the big screen for three decades, breaking out as the iconic romantic Lloyd Dobler in Cameron Crowe’s 1989 teen classic Say Anything… Other memorable credits include The Grifters, Eight Men Out, Being John Malkovich, Grosse Pointe Blank, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Thin Red Line, Bullets Over Broadway and High Fidelity, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

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