Aaron Eckhart Is Beach Boys’ Wilson

Aaron Eckhart has signed on to play Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in the indie music biopic “The Drummer” at Unclaimed Freight Prods. says Variety.

The story chronicles the last six years of Wilson’s life, before his death in 1983. Eckhart had been in negotiations to play Wilson for several months and will also serve as executive producer and record his own renditions of some of Wilson’s songs.

Brad Rosenberger, Randy Miller and Jody Savin are producing while Savin penned the script. Shooting is slated to kick off late spring-early summer.