Vera Farmiga ("The Departed," "Up in the Air") will play singer-songwriter and "Fleetwood Mac" member Christine McVie in Randall Miller's biopic "The Drummer" says Screen Daily.
The script written by Jody Savin details the last six years of The Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson's (Aaron Eckhart) life, prior to his death in 1983.
Wilson and McVie had a passionate relationship, becoming each other's muses and confidantes
Eckhart serves as executive producer on the film and will record his own renditions of some of Wilson's songs. Farmiga will use her classical piano training in the production and will sing in a number of duets with Eckhart.
Brad Rosenberger, Randy Miller and Savin are producing,
Shooting kicks off in Southern Georgia on June 15th.