River Road to Make Brian Wilson Biopic

John Wells Productions and River Road's Bill Pohlad are producing the movie about the leader of the Beach Boys

River Road is feeling some good vibrations about Brian Wilson.

The company announced Thursday that it has acquired life rights to the leader and chief songwriter of the Beach Boys and is developing a movie based on his life. River Road also acquired rights to Wilson's wife's story.

Oren Moverman, who was nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay for "The Messenger," is writing the script.

River Road's Bill Pohlad and John Wells Productions are producing.

Moverman is now working on an untitled project about Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain for Working Title and Universal.