August 8, 2006 - For Immediate Release
Paul Giamatti Set to Play Philip K. Dick in Biopic
Actor to produce along with Dick daughters
Academy Award Nominee Paul Giamatti has an eye towards starring as renowned sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, in a biopic being produced by his newly formed Touchy Feely Films, in collaboration with Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Lenny Bekerman.
Through its Electric Shepherd Productions, the Philip K. Dick Estate (Isa Dick Hackett) is also producing the authorized non-traditional bio.
The film will interweave the author's life, his fiction, and incorporate elements of Dick's last unfinished novel, 'The Owl in Daylight.' Michael Siegel, who represents the PKD Estate and ESP, helped make the deal.
Tony Grisoni is attached to write the screenplay - his most recent work, 'Brothers of the Head,' is currently in theatres. Anonymous Content is awaiting the release of 'Babel' and is currently in production on 'Case 39,' starring Renee Zellweger. Philip K. Dick's 'A Scanner Darkly' is currently in theaters.
Jason Koornick will also serve as an Executive Producer on the project.