Deadline reports that Jake Scott, director of films like U2: The Best of 1990-2000 and Radiohead: 7 Television Commercials, plus their video for “Fake Plastic Trees,” will direct the upcoming biopic about Jeff Buckley.
Scott is the son of Ridley Scott and has also directed The Best of R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 as well as videos for Oasis’ Morning Glory and The Strokes’ Reptilia.
Deadline writes, “Music rights to Buckley’s songs are part of the rights package, and the producers have also optioned the David Browne book Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley, as a resource.”
Buckley’s mother is an executive producer; Ryan Jaffe (writer of The Rocker) will handle the script.
Check out Jeff Buckley’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which we chose as one of our favorite stripped-down songs, below: