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Dennis Wilson's grandson born on the 30th anniversary of Beach Boys star's death

January 1st, 2014 8:30pm EST
Brian Wilson
Tragic Beach Boys star Dennis Wilson's son marked the 30th anniversary of his father's death on Sunday (28Dec13) by welcoming a new Dennis Wilson into the world.

Wilson's brother Brian has shared the baby news in a post on, revealing his nephew Michael and his wife Samantha are new parents.

Brian Wilson wrote, “#DennisWilson son Michael & his wife Samantha welcomed their new son DENNIS into the world yesterday - 30th anniversary of Dennis’ death.”

Dennis Wilson drowned off the coast of Los Angeles on 28 December, 1983.

His son Michael, is a child of his second marriage to Ba...

Rupert Grint & Chloe Moretz Join Cast Of Dennis Wilson Biopic

March 14th, 2012 10:34pm EDT
Rupert Grint
Young stars Rupert Grint and Chloe Moretz have joined the cast of late Beach Boys star Dennis Wilson's biopic The Drummer.

Hugo star Moretz will portray the surf-pop icon's daughter Jennifer, while Harry Potter's Grint will play Stan Shapiro, the William Morris Agency mailroom intern who befriended Wilson and became an unlikely confidante.

Aaron Eckhart will lead the cast as Wilson, while Vera Farmiga has signed on to play his lover, Fleetwood Mac star Christine McVie.

The film charts the last six years of Wilson's life.

Director Randall Miller is thrilled with his latest casting news, ...

Vera Farmiga To Play Christine McVie In Dennis Wilson Biopic

January 30th, 2012 10:20pm EST
Vera Farmiga
Actress Vera Farmiga has signed on to play former Fleetwood Mac star Christine McVie in a new Dennis Wilson biopic.

The Up in the Air star won the role thanks to her likeness to McVie and her musical talents - the actress is a trained pianist.

She'll join Aaron Eckhart, who will portray Wilson, in The Drummer.

The film charts the last six years of Wilson's life. He and McVie had a passionate and tumultuous relationship in which they served as each other's inspiration.

Farmiga will both sing and play the piano in the film.

Director Randall Miller tells WENN, "She has a number of duets w...

Aaron Eckhart To Play Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson In Biopic

October 17th, 2011 11:28am EDT
Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart has landed the leading role in a new biopic about tragic Beach Boys star Dennis Wilson.

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 Ocea...

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