The distribution, sales and financing company will commence pre-sales at AFM on the Dennis Wilson biopic after stumping up a seven-figure advance for rights.
Randall Miller is directing The Drummer from a screenplay by partner Jody Savin. Miller and Savin, the filmmaking duo behind Sundance hit Bottle Shock, are producing with Brad Rosenberger through their Unclaimed Freight label.
W2 Media principals Warren Nimchuk, Warren Fergus and W2 president of international sales and distribution Julie Sultan serve as executive producers alongside James William Guercio of Caribou Records and Don Mandrik of Georgia Production Finance.
Sultan brought the project to W2 and is introducing it to buyers in Santa Monica this week.
Eckhart is taking drumming and piano lessons and shooting in Los Angeles, and Savannah, Georgia, will commence after he completes filming on I, Frankenstein.
Jonathan Gardner of Gardner/Cohen negotiated the deal on behalf of the producers with W2 Media CEO John Flock and Sultan.