Back in 2012, The Beach Boys biopic The Drummer had an incredible cast. Aaron Eckhart, Vera Farmiga, Rupert Grint and Chloe Grace Moretz were all attached to tell the story of Dennis Wilson, the band’s drummer who met a tragic end. Filming was set to start in June 2012 but Eckhart, who had been learning Beach Boys songs for six months, decided to pull out at the last minute. That delayed the film indefinitely and now another blow has all but cancelled it. The estate of Dennis Wilson has decided they no longer want the film to be made. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2011 by Angie Han
Aaron Eckhart has landed the lead role in Randy Miller‘s The Drummer, a biopic of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson. The indie picture follows the last six years of Wilson’s life, leading up to his death in 1983 at the age of 39. In addition to starring, Eckhart will also serve as executive producer and record his own versions of Wilson’s 1977 solo album Pacific Ocean Blue.
The Drummer is one of several intriguing projects Eckhart has booked for next year, including the comic book adaptation I, Frankenstein, the J.M. Barrie-based Pan, and Neil LaBute’s The Geography of Hope. He recently completed the CIA thriller The Expatriate, and will next appear opposite Johnny Depp in next week’s The Rum Diary. Shooting on The Drummer is scheduled to begin in late spring or early summer 2012. [Variety]
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