Helter Skelter (2004 TV Movie)
The Dark Knight actor will embark on drumming lessons to perfect his transformation as Wilson in Randall Miller's new film The Drummer, which charts the last six years of the rocker's life.
Eckhart, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the Beach Boy, will also sing and play piano in the film, which will start shooting in California early in 2012.
Wilson drowned in Marina del Rey, California in 1983, shortly after he completed work on what was to become his masterpiece album, Pacific Ocean Blue.
Director Miller insists his leading man is the perfect choice to play Wilson, telling WENN, "Aaron is such a finely nuanced actor who is supremely dedicated to getting at the essence of who this rock star was. It is going to be an exciting and emotional journey."
Wilson's children Carl and Jennifer have signed on as co-producers and the film is being made with the family's blessing.
It's not the first time Wilson has been portrayed by an actor on screen - Chris Jacobs played him in Helter Skelter and Bruce Greenwood was Wilson in TV movie Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys.
More casting details will be announced in the coming weeks, including who will play former Fleetwood Mac star Christine McVie, Wilson's one-time lover.
TNT has also unveiled the slate for The TNT Mystery Movie Night, a new showcase of contemporary procedural dramas set to launch Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 9 p.m. (Et/Pt). The showcase will kick off with Scott Turow's Innocent, starring Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Torchwood: Miracle Day), Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock, Damages) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2,
The Hanging Tree is the second novel in the best-selling Starvation Lake mystery series. The book is nominated for 2011’s The Barry Award and The Anthony Award, awards of the mystery/crime genre. The first book of the series, Starvation Lake, won The Barry Award, The Anthony Award and the Strand Critics Award the year it was released. The third novel, The Skeleton Box, will be released in Summer 2012.
New York based Gray said “Bryan Gruley has written a brilliant series of novels,
The same day and time, Splatterpunk author John Skipp and new writing partner Cody Goodfellow put their pens to copies of their novel Jake’S Wake. Then at 3 p.m. on the 10th, comics faves Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson sign their graphic novel, Dead, She Said.
Friday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. will see a special After Dark Films event, with Autopsy writer/director Adam Gierasch and writer Jace Anderson signing Autopsy posters and more guests from the other movies to be announced. Another one-sheet event, for My Bloody Valentine 3D, follows on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m.
"The successful creative partnership we have enjoyed with Tom, Gary and Bill over the years imbues us with a confidence... that Bugliosi's riveting book will make a very powerful transition to the screen," HBO Films president Colin Callender said.
Playtone has produced such projects for HBO as minies From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers and the upcoming John Adams and The Pacific as well as the series Big Love.
In his New York Times best-seller, Bugliosi, who prosecuted Charles Manson and penned Helter Skelter, disclaims many conspiracy theories and contends that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole party behind the 1963 Kennedy assassination.
"75% of the American public believes in the falsehood that there was a conspiracy in the assassination of President Kennedy, and only 19% accept the findings of the Warren Commission that Oswald acted alone," Bugliosi said.
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