Here’s A Photo Of Penn Badgley As Jeff Buckley

By Amrit Singh / August 26, 2011

So one photo from one of the two Jeff Buckley biopics is now circulating online. That’s it above. As you can see it’s from the Buckley-pic starring Dan Humphrey from Gossip Girl, not the one starring Reeve Carney from Broadway’s Spider-Man. To refresh you, Badgley’s film is titled Greetings From Tim Buckley film, about a pre-fame Jeff, and doesn’t have the rights to any of Jeff’s music. I have conflicted emotions about a couple of aspects of this project. For one, I live with an Italian Greyhound named (Jeff) Buckley, and I’m pretty sure my Buckley is better suited for the role. He’s lived through comparisons his entire life, plus he has a pretty sick falsetto caterwaul thing happening whenever he hears Grace (or Yoko Ono).

Moreover: Soon I’ll be able to show you this incredibly fun thing I filmed yesterday with Das Racist’s Heems and Dapwell, Yesasayer’s Anand Wilder, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, and jazz great Vijay Iyer called Dosa Hunt. And for the record, before this Buckley film and our Indian video launch, as seen in this group dosa shot: the on-camera outfits are entirely coincidental. If this Buckley movie makes that blank military tee iconic and unwearable I will cry.