As the Hollywood Reporter reported, Aaron Eckhart has just signed on to play Dennis Wilson, former drummer for The Beach Boys, in a new biopic called The Drummer.
The Drummer will focus on the last six years in the life of Wilson, which includes the release of his solo album Pacific Blue Ocean. Eckhart will perform his own versions of songs from the album. Wilson died at the age of 39 in 1983.
The film will be directed by Randy Miller, who also directed the Alan Rickman-starring film Bottle Shock. This is just one of the many roles Eckhart has filled his busy schedule with. He will soon be in The Rum Diary and has signed on for Pan and I, Frankenstein.