Penn Badgley & Reeve Carney In The Race For The Jeff Buckley Biopic

August 22nd, 2011 // 2 Comments

Two hot actors both playing an incredible musician? Love it! Looks like Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley and Broadway actor, as well as Broadway’s current Spider-Man, Reeve Carney are both set to play legendary singer Jeff Buckley in two separate films about the singer’s short life. Penn will be starring in Greetings From Tim Buckley, while Reeve’s film is still untitled.

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According to reports, Penn began shooting the film in Brooklyn today, pictures of which can be seen in the gallery. He is said to have beaten out the likes of Robert Pattinson and Tom Sturridge for the role. I’m quite looking forward to it. Anything I’ve seen him in he tends to play the same type of character so it will be interesting to see a change. Plus, I’m sure it’s really scoring him points with rumored lady Zoe Kravitz.

Reeve’s film, on the other hand, is being touted by Entertainment Weekly as the only film to have involvement from Jeff’s mother as well as exclusive rights to Buckley’s music. So, based on that information it is possible that Reeve’s film will be the one to look forward to. And just for shits and giggles, there’s another biopic in the works too.

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I’m quite looking forward to all the biopics. I think Jeff Buckley was incredibly talented, as are the fine actors they’ve gotten to play him, so I’m thinking it will be quite good. Plus, guys singing is always hot. What do you think of the sudden rush of biopics? Have one your more excited about than the other? Leave us your thoughts in the comments!

By Sabba Rahbar

  1. Lindsey

    Penn Badgely really transformed into Jeff!

  2. therelentlesstruth

    It should be noted that, unlike the other Jeff Buckley film, “Greetings From Tim Buckley”with Penn Badgley takes place during a one month period surrounding the 1991 concert in honor of his father which took place at St. Anne’s Church in Brooklyn Heights, NY. It was at that time that Jeff Buckley was “discovered” when he sang a cover of Leonard Cohen’s song, Hallelujah.”
    In other words, it would be inappropriate for Jeff Buckley’s music to be part of this film – particulary since Jeff hadn’t even cut an album at the time of the concert, in fact, to use anything written by Jeff would be anachronistic, at best. Jeff’s first album was produced two years AFTER the concert in 1991

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