Farmiga To Play McVie In “Drummer”

Vera Farmiga (“The Departed,” “Up in the Air”) is set to play singer-songwriter and “Fleetwood Mac” member Christine McVie in Randall Miller’s “The Drummer” for W2 says Screen Daily.

Jody Savin’s screenplay follows the last six years of the life of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson (Aaron Eckhart). Wilson and McVie had a passionate relationship, becoming each other’s muses and confidants.

Farmiga will use her classical piano training in the production and will sing in a number of duets with Eckhart. Shooting kicks off in Southern Georgia on June 15th.