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Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark's Reeve Carney has been cast as musician Jeff Buckley

08.15.2011

Someone to fill the mysterious shoes of Jeff Buckley has been found. Reeve Carney, who you may know as the broadway Peter Parker in SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK will play the role of the musician in Jake Scott's (WELCOME TO THE RILEYS) upcoming biopic.

As soon as I read the news of the casting in the press release, I finally ventured to Youtube to listen to Carney's musical skills. At first I was afraid that I wouldn't like what I heard, but I was sadly mistaken. When he's not playing Spidey, Carney is the lead singer and guitarist in a band that bears his last name. If you don't believe that the guy has the chops, check out this and this.

The biopic will follow the short life of Buckley using David Browne's book, "Dream Brother: The Lives & Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley" as reference. Another notable reference is Buckley's mom, Mary Guibert who had this to say on Carney being cast, "We are over the moon that Reeve has agreed to take on this challenging role. I've seen him perform several times...he's been getting ready for this all his life. It certainly doesn't hurt that he looks so much like Jeff.".

Director Scott also commented, “We are excited to have found in Reeve the perfect combination of musical prodigy, impish charm, innate intelligence & sensitivity to play Jeff.”

Source: JoBlo.com

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9:02PM on 08/15/2011
Wow. They couldn't have found a better match. These guys look like brothers.

I'm game for a Jeff Buckley biopic. Always been a fan of Buckley's stuff.
Wow. They couldn't have found a better match. These guys look like brothers.

I'm game for a Jeff Buckley biopic. Always been a fan of Buckley's stuff.
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7:20PM on 08/15/2011

I don't get it?

I know I will probably be shunned for this, but I'm a huge music lover (in that I'm fat and like music), but I never got Buckley. I've heard it all too, and I just don't get it. I suppose it's subjective indifference, but the way people talk about this guy boggles my mind.
I'm all for more music biopics and I hope this one is great and wish the cast and crew all the luck in the world, but can someone explain (without just saying "he was the voice of a generation") why he was so "influential".
I know I will probably be shunned for this, but I'm a huge music lover (in that I'm fat and like music), but I never got Buckley. I've heard it all too, and I just don't get it. I suppose it's subjective indifference, but the way people talk about this guy boggles my mind.
I'm all for more music biopics and I hope this one is great and wish the cast and crew all the luck in the world, but can someone explain (without just saying "he was the voice of a generation") why he was so "influential". Cause for the life of me, I just don't get it?
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7:45PM on 08/15/2011
of course like all music, it's good or bad based on opinion. The thing with Buckley though was more than just the stuff you heard on the albums, it was the live show experience and the energy that was so incredibly fresh and euphoric when actually experienced. It's more than just him as a musician, but him as a person and an artist is what made his story so exciting, appealing and intriguing. His experiences and his mind were what made him special, he never got the time to fully explore his
of course like all music, it's good or bad based on opinion. The thing with Buckley though was more than just the stuff you heard on the albums, it was the live show experience and the energy that was so incredibly fresh and euphoric when actually experienced. It's more than just him as a musician, but him as a person and an artist is what made his story so exciting, appealing and intriguing. His experiences and his mind were what made him special, he never got the time to fully explore his musical ambitions, but although he is only known in the mainstream as a 'musician' he and his influence are much, much more than just music.
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7:02PM on 08/15/2011

great match!

kinda cool they went with more of an unknown here. He's definitely got the look and with a little work may be able to imitate Buckley's amazing voice quite well.
can't wait for more on this!
kinda cool they went with more of an unknown here. He's definitely got the look and with a little work may be able to imitate Buckley's amazing voice quite well.
can't wait for more on this!
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6:40PM on 08/15/2011

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This guy's life & death really merits a movie about it ? I think I even heard there's 2 movies being made about this guy ??? This should be a "C'Mon Hollywood" segment... I'm pretty sure there are numerous other musicians that deserve a biopic before this dude... Goodbye Hollywood.
This guy's life & death really merits a movie about it ? I think I even heard there's 2 movies being made about this guy ??? This should be a "C'Mon Hollywood" segment... I'm pretty sure there are numerous other musicians that deserve a biopic before this dude... Goodbye Hollywood.
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7:01PM on 08/15/2011
maybe it's because you're all about hip-hop, but Buckley was an amazing, incredibly influential musician (and more importantly artist and person) that most certainly deserves all the added attention possible. He died way too young as he was one of the most talent up and comers to come around in decades which especially showed in his live shows.
maybe it's because you're all about hip-hop, but Buckley was an amazing, incredibly influential musician (and more importantly artist and person) that most certainly deserves all the added attention possible. He died way too young as he was one of the most talent up and comers to come around in decades which especially showed in his live shows.
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