Robert Pattinson Wants To Be Jeff Buckley, Has 6 Years To Live

Thursday, January 27 by

Here’s a bit of Robert Pattinson news, lest you think he was going to disintegrate completely after Twilight (do the vampires in Twilight disintegrate? I’m not a fan): He’s reportedly interested in playing rock martyr Jeff Buckley in a music biopic.

Jeff Buckley was the son of singer-songwriter Tim Buckley, and accidentally drowned to death at age 30. Apparently this is Pattinson’s “dream project,” but he’s not the only candidate for the part: Ryan Gosling, James Marsden and James Franco are also reported to be interested in playing Buckley. Good God, I certainly wouldn’t want to be up against James Franco for a role I wanted.  Isn’t he legally obligated to appear in every film? (via JoBlo)

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  1. January 27, 2011 8:53 am


    I am a Pattinson fan, but that is NOT because of Twilight, but because of his music & other movies. As well as his beautiful person/soul, much like Jeff. Robert does not want this part for an Oscar nod, …but because Jeff has been an idol of his for years…Robert is a brilliant musician/singer/songwriter/composer(-Rolling Stone)…He would have pursued music if he was not acting…As far as his acting, David Cronenberg was impressed enough with him, probably because of his wonderful work in Remember Me, to call him up for his new movie. Cosmopolis…Robert has what it takes for this role, the depth, the desire, the persona, the looks, the musical ability, and the age, especially over James Franco, whom I also adore. James does look like Jeff, but may be too old for the part when & if it
    comes around, where Robert will be the perfect age!!! carolyn

  2. January 27, 2011 8:53 am

    it's a rumor

    I am Robert’s fan and I am certain that he would do great playing J. Buckley but it is just a rumor that he is pursuing the role. Besides as much as I like Rob, I think James Franco is a better fit looks-wise.

  3. January 27, 2011 8:53 am


    I think Pattinson is typecasted, that’s why he tries so hard to get serious roles… I kinda feel bad for the guy.

  4. January 27, 2011 8:53 am


    James Franco may “look” more like Jeff Buckley, but Robert Pattinson “feels” more like Jeff Buckley.
    If he wants the part, I hope he gets it. It would be a great platform for his soulful singing voice!

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