Vera Farmiga to Play Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac in Beach Boys Biopic ‘The Drummer’

The talented and beautiful Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga is set to play Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac in the upcoming film The Drummer. Directed by Randall Miller and written by Jody Savin, the film follows the final six years of Dennis Wilson, played by Aaron Eckhart, who shared a passionate and chaotic relationship with McVie. Farmiga is particularly well suited for the role since she has a music background as a classically trained pianist. She will sing and play the piano in the film.

“She has a number of duets with Eckhart in the film.  The combination of Aaron and Vera will be pure magic,” says Miller.  Eckhart is deep into training for the role, learning to play drums and piano as well as training vocally to sing onscreen in the picture. “Aaron is totally committed to getting the music right for the film.  He is putting in hours and hours a week in preparation for the roll of Dennis Wilson,” adds Savin.

Filming will being on June 15, 2012 and will coincide with The Beach Boys 50th anniversary. Filming will take place in Southern California as well as Savannah, Georgia.