WENN EXCLUSIVE Farmiga To Play McVie In Dennis Wilson Biopic

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January 30, 2012 | 6:00pm EST

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 with Eckhart in the film. The combination of Aaron and Vera will be pure magic.”

The film starts shooting in June.