'Beautiful Dreamer' looks back on the near 40-year history of one of the most famous records of all time...

The story of BRIAN WILSON’s ‘SMILE’ has been immortalised in the forthcoming film ‘BEAUTIFUL DREAMER’.

The record, set to be the follow-up to the Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’, remained unfinished and unreleased from 1966 to 2004 due to Wilson’s declining mental health.

The film features eyewitness accounts from co-writer Van Dyke Parks, Beatles producer George Martin, Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, [a][/a], Roger Daltrey and Burt Bacharach as well as rare behind-the-scenes footage from the early production.

Director David Leaf started recording in 2003, and chronicled the studio completion of the album, the first vocal rehearsals and the first performance of the album in London.

The film gets its UK premiere on December 10 at the London ICA cinema.