Aaron Eckhart Set to Play Beach Boy Dennis Wilson

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 13: Actor Aaron Eckhart arrives at 'The Rum Diary' premiere presented by Film Independent at LACMA held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on October 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Merritt/2011 Getty Images

Aaron Eckhart's inherent beachiness and ability to really rock a seventies-era beard will be put to good use in Randall Miller's upcoming biopic The Drummer, about Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson. The movie, with a screenplay by Jody Savin, covers the last six and troubled years of Wilson's life, including the release of his solo album Pacific Ocean Blue. Eckhart will record his own versions of those songs for the movie. Look at that cover art and try not to think of Aaron Eckhart. It can't be done! [Variety]