Aaron Eckhart in Feeding America PSA
Aaron appeared in a PSA for Feeding America. Check out the video below and visit FeedingAmerica.org to donate.
“The Rum Diary” featurette
MovieWeb has posted a feature on “The Rum Diary” including an interview with Aaron. Only days to go until the movie hits theatres this Friday!
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Takes L.A.
Aaron Eckhart contemplated transitioning from Hollywood to fashion design.
“It would be fun to do it,” he said. Befitting his upcoming role producing, acting and performing music as Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in “The Drummer,” he described his style as “a California beachy guy.”
Aaron Eckhart at the 2011 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists
I’ve added photos of Aaron at the 2011 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists at the Chateau Marmont. He is sitting with the lovely Michelle Monaghan. Check out the photos in the gallery.
Candids: Out and About in Malibu
….And welcome back aviators! I’ve added photos of Aaron out and about in Malibu.
Aaron Eckhart in rhythm for ‘Drummer’
Thesp to play Beach Boys drummer Wilson
By ANDREW STEWART
Aaron Eckhart has signed on to play Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in helmer Randy Miller’s indie music biopic “The Drummer.”
Miller and Jody Savin, who were behind 2008′s “Bottle Shock,” are producing through their banner Unclaimed Freight Prods., along with music industry vet Brad Rosenberger. Savin wrote the script.
Eckhart, who recently landed the lead role in Lionsgate’s “I, Frankenstein,” had been in negotiations to play Wilson for several months. He will serve as exec producer and record his own renditions from Wilson’s solo album “Pacific Ocean Blue,” released in 1977.
“We’d been trying to figure out who the right person would be to fill this role,” Miller told Variety. “It’s quite a demanding role so it had to be a great actor who could sing.”
Pic, which is skedded to start shooting next year during late spring-early summer, chronicles the last six years of Wilson’s life, before his death in 1983. “There’s a discovery about Dennis with this film,” Miller said. “Everybody knows Brian, but nobody really knows Dennis’ music.”
The filmmakers have secured an overall deal for rights to the music, with two of Wilson’s children, Carl and Jennifer, co-producing.
Jonathan Gardner of Cohen/Gardner negotiated the deal on behalf of the producers, as well as CAA’s Tracey Brennan and David Matlof of Hirsch/Wallerstein for Eckhart.
Thesp recently finished shooting the lead role as an ex-CIA agent in “The Expatriate” and stars with Johnny Depp in the upcoming “The Rum Diary.” He’s repped by CAA.
New Candids – Shopping in Beverly Hills
I’ve added new candids of Aaron shopping at Beverly Hills (and looking good doing it!) from a few days ago. Check out the photos in the gallery.
Aaron Eckhart at “The Rum Diary” Press Conference Photos
I’ve added photos of Aaron at the press conference for “The Rum Diary”.
Video: Aaron Eckhart at “The Rum Diary” premiere
Los Angeles Times interviewed Aaron at the premiere of “The Rum Diary”. Check out the video below.
Aaron Eckhart Talks “I, Frankenstein” to MTV
Aaron Eckhart is someone who I am always happy to see working. No matter what material he’s working with, he always seems like he gives 100 percent to his work and is a complete professional. Therefore when Lionsgate announced that Eckhart would be their star in Stuart Beattie’s “I, Frankenstein,” adapted from Kevin Grevioux’s graphic novel, I was pleased as punch.
When MTV News caught up with Eckhart recently during the press day for his latest film, “The Rum Diary,” I asked him to give us a tease about what we can expect from him and the film.
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“Well, I’m going to be Frankenstein, which I never thought that sentence existed. I’m going to shoot that next year in Australia. I have no idea what I’m going to do,” he admitted. “I’m reading Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ right now, I’m quite impressed by his intellect and depth of feeling, so it will be interesting to explore.”
Eckhart went on to say that the film version will be more modern and that his “monster” will have a lot more freedom of movement.
“It’s more of an action take on Frankenstein, it’s not a comic book, but there’s a lot of fighting in it so we’ll see. I’m looking forward to it, I get to learn some new stuff.”
[Editor's note: Not a comic book? Even though it's based on Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel? Perhaps someone's signals have gotten crossed.]
The story follows Adam Frankenstein (Eckhart) after he has survived to the present day, and he finds himself caught in a centuries old war between two immortal clans.
“I, Frankenstein” is slated to hit theaters on February 22, 2013.