The film has the blessing of the Wilson family, including Carl B. Wilson and Jennifer Wilson, who will co-produce. Eckhart will share executive producing credit with the Beach Boys former manager James William Guerico.
Filming will begin this spring or summer in California and Georgia. Eckhart's next film, 'I, Frankenstein,' starts production in February.
As far as his 'Surfin' USA' qualifications, Eckhart spent some time surfing in Hawaii before landing his first film role.
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