Hallelujah! Jeff Buckley Biopic To Bring The Laffs

Friday, April 8 by

Jeff Buckley enjoyed a short career, but his rabid following and influence makes it small wonder that singer-songwriter is getting the biopic treatment after passing away at the age of 30 in 1997.

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.

Please, dear God, don’t let the producers cast Jared Leto in this role. (Deadline)

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COMMENTS

  1. April 8, 2011 2:06 pm

    walrus

    get James Franco


  2. April 8, 2011 2:06 pm

    Nick

    gotta be franco


  3. April 8, 2011 2:06 pm

    Joe

    Franco, yes.