The untitled film will be helmed by Jake Scott, director of Welcome to the Rileys. Scott cut his teeth directing music videos by R.E.M., U2, and Radiohead, so it should be interesting to see how this impacts the use of Buckley’s music in the film.
What’s also interesting is that the film is written by Ryan Jaffe, who wrote The Rocker. Interesting because I am surprised anyone allowed Jaffe near a keyboard after that film. Take the sour with the sweet, and so on.
Jeff Buckley‘s music had a profound reach on many prominent musicians, and his untimely drowning in Memphis left many wondering what could have been. That said, he didn’t achieve a remarkable amount of success or notoriety during his brief career, so this movie will prove a revelation to many that aren’t familiar with his work.