Vera Farmiga to Play Fleetwood Mac Singer

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... but no, she's not playing Stevie Nicks. Instead, Variety reports that Farmiga has signed on to indie biopic The Drummer to play Christine McVie, the Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter who spent years in a tumultuous relationship with Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson (to be played by Aaron Eckhart) before his early death in 1983. Farmiga shouldn't have any trouble on the keyboards: She's a classically trained pianist, and producers promise that she and Eckhart will share several duets. They'll make loving fun!