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Turns out Penn Badgley is not just another pretty face – apparently he has a pretty voice as well. Who would've thought "Gossip Girl"'s Dan Humphrey could carry a tune? In his latest film, "Greetings From Tim Buckley," Badgley manages to capture the very essence of one of the most ethereal musicians of the '90s, Jeff Buckley.
Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, "Greetings From Tim Buckley" chronicles the days in the life of Jeff Buckley leading up to a tribute concert for his mostly absent father, 1960s folk artist Tim Buckley.
We caught up with a particularly chatty Badgley to talk about how he prepared to play an iconic music artist, his own personal music background and, of course, his hair. Get More »
James Dean-esque musician Jeff Buckley has the "died too young" mystique, and that's been a big part of the devotion he's inspired in his fans, but there's another component as well: The guy was an actual, honest-to-God great singer.
When it was announced that "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley would portray Jeff Buckley in the indie biopic "Greetings From Tim Buckley" it was met with a hearty amount of skepticism, but it seems like the pretty boy actor might just be able to deliver in the singing department if a new YouTube video (via My Discman Broke) is any indication. Get More »
Even before acclaimed singer Jeff Buckley's tragic death at the age of 30, there was a certain undefinable mystique about the artist and his music that created a fanatical devotion among his fans.
So when it was announced that there would be a big screen Hollywood biopic about his life, many Buckley followers were happy that a new generation would be introduced to his timeless singing.
Just one thing: Buckley's singing may not actually be in the movie. Get More »
Reeve Carney of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will drop the swinging but keep the singing for his new movie role.
Carney, who was recently seen on screen as Ferdinand in Julie Taymor's take on Shakespeare's "The Tempest," will be playing the part of Jeff Buckley in director Jake Scott's currently untitled biography film about the late musician, according to Deadline. Get More »
It-girl du jour Imogen Poots is clearly on the rise— the blond bombshell just landed the female lead opposite "Gossip Girl" heartthrob Penn Badgley in the soon-to-shoot "Greetings From Tim Buckley."
The drama, written by Emma Sheanshang, David Brendel and Dan Algrant (who will also direct), follows the true story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's famed 1991 performance at a tribute concert for his father, who had abandoned him.
Poots will play a young woman who meets Buckley (Badgley) while working at the concert, and, shockingly totally predictably catches his eye. The two take off on a four-day journey together that will change both of their lives, Deadline reports.
Sounds like good movie fare to us. Get More »
Penn Badgley will indeed be playing the role of Jeff Buckley in an upcoming film featuring the late singer-songwriter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
However, this is not the same Jeff Buckley film that Badgley was rumored to have been involved with last week. You know, the one that the "Gossip Girl" star had supposedly been chosen for over Robert Pattinson.
That film, which still doesn't have its Buckley, is currently untitled. This film, in which Penn Badgley has officially been cast as Buckley, is called "Greetings From Tim Buckley." Get More »
UPDATE: Penn Badgley has NOT been cast in the untitled Jeff Buckley biopic, according to the film's co-producer, Orian Williams.
"Penn is not involved in the film at all," Williams said in a phone interview with the Los Angeles Times. "It's crazy how these stories get out."
When asked about Robert Pattinson being a contender for the role of the late singer-songwriter, Williams said that although he's a fan of the "Twilight" star, he'd only had preliminary meetings with him.
Casting for the project probably won't begin until October.
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When you've got three of young Hollywood's hottest stars battling for the lead in your film (before it even has a title), you know you're doing something right. Get More »
Probably best known for his 1994 album "Grace," singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeff Buckley tragically drowned in 1997 at age 30, yet his music, including an elegiac rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" which topped charts in 2008, continues to reach new audiences and acclaim every year.
Someone else who continues to live on (and on) despite being technically dead is "Twilight" vampire Edward Cullen, so it comes as no surprise that Robert Pattinson would want to capture immortality again by playing Buckley.
According to Empire, the actor has expressed a burning desire to embody the musician in a new movie from the producers of other biopics like "Finding Neverland" and "Control." Having met with the filmmakers, Pattinson is still only one of several musically gifted performers who are vying for the part, which could spell O-S-C-A-R for him after he puts his fangs on the mantle post-"Breaking Dawn." Get More »