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.

Comments (7)
  1. Dan Humphries as Jeff Buckley looks a lot like Dan Humphries.

  2. I think he looks the part. Pretty well done actually.

  3. This biopic doesn’t own any rights to the music because it takes place before Grace. I think it’s about him performing at a tribute concert for his dad, hence the whole “Greetings from tim Buckley” title. I don’t know how I feel about it but the bassist from Anthrax and Kate Nash are in it, so…it has my interest.

  4. The biopic takes place before Grace because it couldn’t get the rights to his music. Jeff’s mom, Mary Guibert, has been working on an “official” biopic since Jeff’s death, essentially. The scene and setting for the Penn Badgley film is a pretty creative workaround, but a workaround all the same.

  5. amrit, you’re normally so good with research before you make these statements. greetings is also about tim buckley, jeff’s father whom mary guibert has been openly critical of. she obviously has a right to be since he abondoned her and her son, but this film is obviously not going to get her approval on it. and what’s so wrong with making a film about him before grace? look at motocycle diaries vs che. and former was the better one.

  6. Reeve Carney looks a lot more like Jeff. The other one is pretty bootleg.

  7. OH COME ON. They couldn’t have at least put him in a white t-shirt? Jeff always wore white!

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