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Jake Scott will helm the Jeff Buckley biopic

04.08.2011
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I thought that biopic of Jeff Buckley was never coming, but it looks like I was mistaken.

The untitled project now has a director in the form of Jake Scott, whose last effort was WELCOME TO THE RILEYS. I must say I approve of this choice, but for a different reason than RILEYS. Scott has a ton of music videos on his resume and some good ones to note. Here's a list to prove it: Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees", R.E.M's "Everybody Hurts", Smashing Pumpkin's "Disarm", Live "Lighting Crashes", Soundgarden "Fell On Black Days", Strokes "Reptilia"...I can go on, but you get the picture. I'd let him direct this solely based on his music video credits alone. Also, being raised by Dad, Ridley Scott doesn't hurt either.

The only trouble I have is that Ryan Jaffe (THE ROCKER) is in charge of scripting this thing. Dude is going to have to pull some real emotion out of his ass in order to do something like this. Fortunately he does have David Browne's book, Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley, which is part of the rights package that includes Buckley's songs. Also, Buckley's mother Mary Guibert will be executive producer.

If you aren't aware of Buckley's beautifully haunting and just as equally mesmerizing music then you need to educate yourself. Sadly, Buckley was taken from this Earth too soon at the age of 30. On the evening of May 29, 1997, while waiting for his band to fly back from Memphis, Buckley took a swim in Wolf River Harbor. The singer had swam there before on several occasions, but that time would be his last. With all his clothes on singing "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin, Buckley went for a swim but never came back. It was decided that Buckley died of an accidental drowning.

Extra Tidbit: Someone get on the phone with James Franco.
Source: Deadline

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8:03PM on 04/10/2011
I've read Dream Brother twice and I still feel a living, breathing biopic could hit more emotionally.

And only an unknown will do.
I've read Dream Brother twice and I still feel a living, breathing biopic could hit more emotionally.

And only an unknown will do.
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2:50PM on 04/09/2011

of course james franco

WP-DFA, wrong. his best song is forget her. james franco is the only person who slightly resembles him and hes a great actor. just dont go for anyone else unless theres someone unknown who looks and acts like him.
WP-DFA, wrong. his best song is forget her. james franco is the only person who slightly resembles him and hes a great actor. just dont go for anyone else unless theres someone unknown who looks and acts like him.
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9:53AM on 04/09/2011
Your extra tidbit just said my exact thought when i saw this guys picture. propblem is who knows if James will want to do another bio pic, he did too within a year and a half. But he looks exactly like this man. Im not familiar with him really but i do remember joblo doing an article on Rob Pattinson wanting to do this project
Your extra tidbit just said my exact thought when i saw this guys picture. propblem is who knows if James will want to do another bio pic, he did too within a year and a half. But he looks exactly like this man. Im not familiar with him really but i do remember joblo doing an article on Rob Pattinson wanting to do this project
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3:45AM on 04/09/2011

This really doesn't need to happen. But since it is...

Casting is so important. I really hope they don't go the way of a teen heart throb to play Buckley. An unknown would be the best choice.
Casting is so important. I really hope they don't go the way of a teen heart throb to play Buckley. An unknown would be the best choice.
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12:46AM on 04/09/2011
Definitely interested in this project..

wonder if Sam Rockwell is too old? I think he would be perfect.
Definitely interested in this project..

wonder if Sam Rockwell is too old? I think he would be perfect.
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8:15PM on 04/08/2011

HOLY FUCK

I had no idea they were making a Buckley movie!!!!!!!!

they better get Chris Cornell to do something... either have a bit part or do a song...

btw Grace is his best song!
I had no idea they were making a Buckley movie!!!!!!!!

they better get Chris Cornell to do something... either have a bit part or do a song...

btw Grace is his best song!
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