Aerosmith's Tyler To Try Hand At Acting

Apparently Liv isn't the only one in the Tyler household with a penchant for acting in independent films.

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, father of Liv, will make his dramatic debut in an indie film called "Good Night Joseph Parker." Tyler, who makes it no secret that he's a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, will play a barfly named Sammy at the suggestion of actor Paul Sorvino, who plays the owner of the bar.

The film, written and directed by newcomer Dennis Brooks, will also star Debi Mazar and is expected to debut at next year's Sundance Film Festival.

There's no word yet on when the film begins production, and Aerosmith is scheduled to continue touring through the end of year.

The film will actually be Tyler's fourth appearance on the big screen; he appeared as himself in "Wayne's World 2" and in the 1988 documentary "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" and portrayed the leader of the Future Villain Band in the 1978 film

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Meanwhile, Aerosmith will kick off the fifth leg of its "Nine Lives" tour in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 18.