Published Sep 08, 2014Last year, a long-in-the-works biopic about Dennis Wilson was put on hold, but a creepy chapter in the late Beach Boys drummer's life will be coming to the silver screen in the form of the upcoming film Bigger Than the Beatles.
The flick depicts the connection between Wilson and notorious criminal Charles Manson. In the late '60s, Wilson became associated with Manson and his infamous Family, and he helped Manson to make some headway in the music industry. This happened the year before the murders of 1969.
Directed by Vaughn Juares, this historical dramatization follows the 2009 short film LIE, which covered the same story. Here's the synopsis of Bigger Than the Beatles:
The story of Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys and how he found an intense singer/songwriter who he introduced to Hollywood. This musician was sure that one day he's be a household name. That musician did find fame, but not for his music... because that musician was Charles Manson.
The film is set to star Joseph Andrew Schneider as Wilson and Douglas Bennett as Manson. It's due out on February 10, according to IMDB.
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The Dennis and Charlie story was previously touched on in the 2000 TV movie Beach Boys: An American Family.