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Rock rolls Goluboff for Wilson biopic

'Diaries' scribe to pen life story of Beach Boys singer

HOLLYWOOD — Castle Rock Entertainment has hired Bryan Goluboff to pen a screenplay for the currently untitled Brian Wilson project, which will explore the life story of the Beach Boys songwriter.

Other screenwriting credits for Goluboff, who adapted Jim Carroll’s “The Basketball Diaries,” include HBO telepic “The Affair.”

SoCal sound

“We hope to capture Brian’s life struggle and the underpinnings of his genius, as well as celebrate the extraordinary musical contribution this Mozart from Hawthorne, Calif., has given to the world,” said Castle Rock co-founder Rob Reiner.

Repped by the William Morris Agency, Goluboff is a playwright whose work includes “Big Al,” “The Other Five Percent,” “In-Betweens” and “Shyster.” He was a fellow at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab with his script “The Safest Place on Earth.”

‘Confucius’ project

He also wrote “Confucius Brown” for Jackie Chan and Wesley Snipes at U; an updated version of “The Man With the X-Ray Eyes,” for DreamWorks and director Tim Burton; and “Painkiller,” a rock ‘n’ roll thriller for Warner Bros.

More recently, he developed the pilot “Ricky Rush” for HBO and producer Forest Whitaker and wrote “The Money Shot,” for Par and Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule, and “Criminal Minded” (aka “The Phil Cresta Story”), for director George Tillman and Fox 2000.

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