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Giamatti Knows Dick

Published August 8, 2006 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of WireImage.
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One author that has received some media attention of late is Philip K. Dick. Though the author hasn't been around for the past two decades or so, his stories are still being adapted today. With renewed popularity thanks to the psychedelic A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick may himself become a movie.

Paul Giamatti for Philip K Dick Biopic

According to Variety, Paul Giamatti is in negotiations to star in an untitled biopic for sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. Giamatti will play the author.

Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) has already been selected to write the screenplay.

Dick, who died in 1982, penned more than four dozen books and numerous short stories, with at least seven being adapted for the bigscreen, including Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report. A Scanner Darkly is in theaters now.

The nontraditional biopic will interweave the prolific author's life with his fiction and incorporate elements of his last unfinished novel, The Owl in Daylight.

The biopic was authorized by the Philip K. Dick Estate, which will also produce through its Electric Shepherd Prods. Other producers are Paul Giamatti, Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Lenny Bekerman, and Jason Kornick.

Anonymous Content recently produced Babel.

Paul Giamatti can now be seen in Lady in the Water and the upcoming film The Illusionist.

Stay tuned for updates.

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