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.
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.
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!