Al Pacino is to play Salvador Dali in a new film which will begin shooting this summer.

Variety reports that 'Dali & I' will be directed by Andrew Niccol, who previously worked with Pacino on the film 'S1m0ne'.

The film is based on the Stan Lauryssen book 'Dali and I' and explored the latter years of the artist's life.

Shooting begins in New York and Spain in June.

Read the review of 'S1m0ne' here.