.

Rupert Grint and Chloe Grace Moretz Sign On for Dennis Wilson Biopic

'The Drummer' will tell the story of the Beach Boy's final days

Chloe Grace Moretz and Rupert Grint sign on for Dennis Wilson biopic.
Gerardo Mora/Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images
March 21, 2012 6:10 PM ET

Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint and Hugo star Chloë Grace Moretz have landed roles opposite Aaron Eckhart in the Dennis Wilson biopic The Drummer, Variety reports.

Grint will portray Stan Shapiro, a young William Morris mailroom intern who befriended the late Beach Boy. Moretz has accepted the role of Wilson's daughter, Jennifer, who was said to be with her father during many of his darkest times.

The real-life Jennifer Wilson is close to the project, which begins filming in California in mid-June. Wilson and her half-brother Carl will serve as co-producers for the movie.

Vera Farmiga, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in Up in the Air, will also appear in the film as Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie, who was Wilson's lover for the last six years of his life before he drowned unexpectedly in 1983.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com