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Anthrax Bassist Frank Bello To Play Punk Legend Richard Hell In 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2011 3:38 AM
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While the competing Jeff Buckley pics continue their separate paths to production, they are marked by some notable differences. While the forthcoming untitled Reeve Carney/Jake Scott pic is approved by the late singer's estate with full access to its archives and rights to the songs, what it won't have is Anthrax bassist Frank Bello playing punk legend Richard Hell. Which is kind of awesome.

Interview: Imogen Poots Talks Jeff Buckley Biopic & What She's Got Coming To A Theater Near You

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • August 8, 2011 10:07 AM
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British actress Imogen Poots’ career has been picking up steam for a few years now overseas with critically acclaimed roles in Jordan Scott’s (Ridley’s daughter) boarding school drama “Cracked” and the David Levien-helmed “Solitary Man.” Stateside, Poots’ exposure has been brief, with smaller roles in “V for Vendetta” and “Me and Orson Welles” along with her breakout in 2007’s “28 Weeks Later.” Poots’ will have her biggest exposure later this month in the remake of “Fright Night” where she’ll play the girlfriend to Anton Yelchin’s Charley Brewster and the potential plaything for Colin Farrell’s nasty vampire, Jerry.

Imogen Poots Gets 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 4:24 AM
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Yes, believe it folks, one of the two Jeff Buckley movies in development is moving forward whether you like it or not, and production continues with its indie spirit as Deadline reveals that rising Brit actress Imogen Poots has joined the cast. While her name may sound funny and or not be familiar at all to you, that is likely soon to change. The actress impressed in last year's "Solitary Man" and this year, she was made her presence known in two period pieces, the criminally underseen Jordan Scott film "Cracks" and Cary Fukunaga's gothic "Jane Eyre." But her biggest exposure is yet to come as next month, she'll try not to get fanged by Colin Farrell in the "Fright Night" remake.

'Gossip Girl' Star Penn Badgley Will Play Jeff Buckley (But Not In The Movie You Thought)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2011 1:30 AM
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It's been a confusing last few days. "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley was rumored to be playing Jeff Buckley in the long gestating biopic that is set to be directed by Jake Scott. The word was getting so heated that co-producer Orian Williams told Pop & Hiss that the word around Badgley in the developing biopic was flatly wrong. "Penn is not involved in the film at all," Williams said. "It's crazy how these stories get out." Well, he was both right and wrong. Badgley won't be playing Jeff Buckley in his film, but as it turns out, he's playing the singer in another movie about his life.

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