Magazine article Screen International

Aaron Eckhart to Play Dennis Wilson in the Drummer

Magazine article Screen International

Aaron Eckhart to Play Dennis Wilson in the Drummer

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Unclaimed Freight's Randall Miller and Jody Savin, the filmmaking team behind Bottle Shock, return with a biography about the Beach Boy who drowned in Los Angeles in 1983.

Principal photography is scheduled to commence in spring /summer 2012 in California and Meddin Studios in Georgia to coincide with the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys.

Savin wrote the screenplay and Miller will direct, as they did on Bottle Shock. The partners will produce with Brad Rosenberger, the former svp of Warner-Chappell Music Group who brought the project to the filmmakers.

The Drummer charts the final six years of the life of Wilson, who played drums, wrote and sang for the band and was the only member to surf. His death came shortly after the release of his solo album Pacific Ocean Blue. …

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