First he was, then he wasn’t, but now Deadline confirms it. Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley will play Jeff Buckley in the upcoming film Greetings From Tim Buckley.
The movie — which is not the same project as the film being produced by Buckley’s mother — will focus on Jeff Buckley’s relationship with his father and look at the events leading up to the tribute concert he played for his dad in 1991.
Penn Badgley expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to Deadline.
“To play a man who was singularly gifted as an artist, greatly misunderstood and mythologized as a human being… It’s something very special and sacred. I’m going to give all I can to this project.”
Shooting is expected to begin this August in New York City.