Wilson in The Drummer, a film based on the life of the late musician.
Eckhart, who has been in negotiations for the role for several months, will also
serve as executive producer for the film and record his own versions of tracks
from Wilson's 1977 solo album, Pacific Ocean Blue.
The Drummer is currently scheduled to begin shooting in
late spring. The movie will focus on the last six years of Wilson's life as he
struggled with alcoholism, leading up to his death by drowning in
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- Aaron Eckhart