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Photog Tyler Shields will play Charles Manson in 'Eyes of a Dreamer'

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rsz_tbd-tylershields040511.jpgCelebrity photographer Tyler Shields -- whose work you know by its insistent use of nudity, fake blood, machetes, machine guns and the like -- will be taking on a different role soon: He'll be stepping away from his eponymous SyFy show for a minute to direct and star in a biopic about Charles Manson. Let's not take the emotional involvement too far with this one, okay?

PopEater says Shields admits the whole idea for Eyes of a Dreamer started as a Twitter conversation between he and producer Brad Weinmen: "I'd been writing a movie with a character that was a crazy character also, but this was something different for me. ... If it's going to be me, it's got to be crazy," Shields says. "I've always wanted to do movies, but it's a matter of the right one coming at the right time, and this one feels right."

As for costars, he says he'd "love to see Amanda Seyfried, Evan Rachel Wood or Emma Stone" join him. "You have no idea how crazy these girls really were," he adds. Crazier than Lindsay Lohan?

[Photo: Getty Images]

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