Chloe Moretz, Rupert Grint Join Beach Boy Biopic ‘The Drummer’
The young stars will feature in the film about drummer Dennis Wilson.
Chloë Grace Moretz and Rupert Grint have joined the all-star cast of The Drummer, the biopic of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson from directing and writing duo Randall Miller and Jody Savin
Aaron Eckhart is portraying Wilson while Vera Farmiga is playing Fleetwood Mac member and Wilson’s lover Christine McVie in the project tackling the last six years of Wilson’s life (he died in 1983), when the singer-songwriter released his acclaimed solo album Pacific Ocean Blue.
Moretz will play Wilson’s daughter, Jennifer Wilson, who was there while the musician went through the darkest days of his life. Grint will portray Stan Shapiro, the wide-eyed William Morris mailroom intern who became a close friend and confidante to the man.
The film will begin shooting June 15 in locations in California and Savannah, Georgia.
Moretz last co-starred in Hugo. Grint is best known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies.
The adaptation of Andrea Portes’ novel starring Chloe Moretz and Blake Lively hits VOD on May 8th and theaters May 11th.
Based on the popular novel by Andrea Portes, Hick star Chloe Moretz as a 13-year-old-girl who runs away from home to escape her mom’s alcoholic boyfriends and to seek fame. On the road, she meets a moody drifter (Eddie Redmayne) and a free spirit (Blake Lively) who becomes a surrogate mother. Despite an impressive cast (Alec Baldwin and Juliette Lewis also star), the film didn’t draw great reviews from its premiere at TIFF. Matt found himself incredibly bored by the movie, and you can read his review here. The VOD model is probably a smart move, as the film opens one week after The Avengers and on the same weekend as The Dictator and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows (which also stars Moretz).
What was Chloë Moretz’s favorite look from the Sportmax show she attended Saturday afternoon? “The leather pants,” she said, more than ten hours later while at the dinner the label held in her honor at Da Giacomo Bistrot, eyes still wide with excitement and radiating both youth and beauty dressed in a nude chiffon MaxMara frock with a black belt and fluid skirt. But that’s a 15-year-old for you, bubbling with energy even as the party winds down and the adults—weary from a day of shows, countless bottles of red wine, and a three-course feast of seafood salad, risotto alla Milanese, and a generous mille-feuille—slink home to their hotels.
By now it’s no secret that since kicking ass in 2010’s Kick-Ass, Moretz has become one of the leaders of the new, young Hollywood, a bright group of teenage actresses including Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld who are being recognized for their work, their manners, and the way they radiate an age-appropriate sophistication on the red carpet. In June, Moretz will be honored with the 2012 Women in Film MaxMara Face of the Future Award, which is the reason the label has invited her to Italy and thrown her this party where she doesn’t look so much like the coolest girl in school but more like the one everybody has a crush on. Come Tuesday, she’ll return to the States for a few days—she’ll miss the Oscars tonight where her film Hugo is up for 11 awards—and then fly to Paris in time for the Miu Miu show. “I’ll get to practice my French,” she said, and then couldn’t help but add: “I got a 97 on my last test.”