Aaron Eckhart - Aaron Eckhart To Play Beach Boys Drummer Wilson

Subscribe to Aaron Eckhart alerts

Aaron Eckhart will play late Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in a new movie.

The 'Rum Diary' actor will show off his vocal talents in 'The Drummer' as the biopic - which will be directed by Randy Miller - chronicles the final six years of Dennis' life up to his death in 1983 and will feature tracks from the musician's 1977 solo album 'Pacific Ocean Blue'.

Randy told Variety: "We'd been trying to figure out who the right person would be to fill this role. It's quite a demanding role so it had to be a great actor who could sing."

"There's a Discovery about Dennis with this film. Everybody knows Brian [Wilson, frontman], but nobody really knows Dennis' music."

Aaron will also serve as executive producer on the movie, with two of Dennis' children Carl and Jennifer, acting as co-producers alongside the director, Jody Savin and Brad Rosenberger.

Dennis - who was a heavy drinker and smoker - drowned shortly after his 39th birthday.

He had been drinking all day and diving in the afternoon in an attempt to recover items he had thrown off his yacht at Marina Del Ray three years earlier.


Tags: Aaron Eckhart - Beach Boys - Dennis Wilson - Discovery

Subscribe to Aaron Eckhart alerts

More Aaron Eckhart

Vinnie Pazienza Boxing Biopic Recruits Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller

Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller are both set to star in a new boxing biopic based on the life of world champion Vinny Pazienza. The...

I, Frankenstein Movie Review

Even with its relentlessly cliched production design (trenchcoats and flickering candles galore), this raucous gothic thriller deploys enough visual flash to hold our attention. The...

How Long Can 'Ride Along' Maintain Its Box Office Mojo?

It was a tame weekend for the box office Friday through Sunday, with Ride Along keeping its top-spot status for a second week, according to...

'I, Frankenstein' Falls Over At Box Office, 'Ride Along' Speeds Ahead [Trailer]

The latest Hollywood incarnation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein legend, I, Frankenstein, has flopped at the US box office, coming in sixth place on its debut...


Box Office Reflects Critics Views On 'I, Frankenstein'

The Box office response to I, Frankenstein has mirrored the critics. The film has failed on its opening day to inspire audiences in the US...

'I, Frankenstein' Fails To Raise Critics' Pulses

I, Frankenstein, the latest adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, has been crushed by critics and no electrical cables or extra body parts seem likely...

Now That 'Olympus Has Fallen,' It's London's Turn in the Sequel

If you thought Olympus Has Fallen was bad, then wait until you heard this: the brainiacs at Millennium Films have decided a sequel is in...

A Week In Movies: Mitty premieres in New York, Gravity lands in London, Radcliffe talks Ginsberg, Frankenstein teases

Ben Stiller's remake of the 1947 classic premiered at the New York Film Festival this week, with Stiller and costars Kristin Wiig and Adam Scott...



Aaron Eckhart Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Aaron Eckhart

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All