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Watch: Explosive First Trailer For Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' Starring Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2013 9:22 AM
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Dirty cops, drug dealing biker gangs.... Now this is Shakespeare. Ethan Hawke has reteamed with his "Hamlet" director Michael Almereyda for a contemporary take on "Cymbeline" and they are moving fast. Lensing only went down in August, yet a trailer has emerged online already and it certainly throws any preconceived notions of the Bard out the window.

Review: Penn Badgley Is Solid In Otherwise Uneven 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 7:04 PM
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While the film might not be quite as sweet and heady as drinking a glass of lilac wine, Penn Badgley's performance in "Greetings From Tim Buckley" does justice to the late Jeff Buckley, while also revealing that the "Gossip Girl" star has quite a few more talents than he's thus far been given credit for. But his swoop of wild hair and impressive vocal theatrics aside, the rest of the movie around him tells a trio of stories that never quite unite to land the emotional connection they're aiming for.

Watch: Discover Jeff Buckley In Trailer For 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 3:01 PM
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So, how hard is it to make a Jeff Buckley movie if you don't have official access to his songs or life story? Apparently, not that hard. While "Mystery White Boy" continues to marinate, "Greetings From Tim Buckley" has cast, shot, played a major festival and is now getting ready for release. And you know what, it's not as much like Jackie Jormp-Jomp as you might think. Good luck to whoever gets cast as Jeff Buckley in the next movie, because Penn Badgley -- uneven as the movie turns out -- is actually pretty good.

Watch: Penn Badgley Sings "Once I Was" In Clip From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 2:49 PM
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While the official, estate-sanctioned Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" continues to percolate without much movement ("West Of Memphis" helmer Amy Berg took over from Jake Scott last fall), the other movie about the late singer is on its way. And now you can judge for yourself if Penn Badgley has got the pipes to do him justice.

First Look: Clark Gregg In 'Trust Me,' New Pics Of Imogen Poots In 'Greetings from Tim Buckley' & Thomas Haden Church in 'Whitewash'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • March 11, 2013 11:39 AM
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In anticipation of the Tribeca Film Festival, the first-looks keep moving along. Let’s start with new photos from "Greetings from Tim Buckley," the quasi-look at the life of singer Jeff Buckley as he performs a concert for his father, Tim. The film, directed by Daniel Algrant, and starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots, will be getting its U.S. premiere in the Narrative category at Tribeca.

New Images From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' Starring Penn Badgley & Imogen Poots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 1:13 PM
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There is really only one big question to be answered by the upcoming "Greetings From Tim Buckley": Can "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley adequately step into the shoes of the late Jeff Buckley? With the film headed to the fall festival circuit, we'll soon find out (though some early live footage does give an indication of the actor's pipes), but until then we'll only have some images to work with. Fortunately, a whole new batch has arrived.

First Images From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' Plus Footage Of Penn Badgley Singing "Lilac Wine" Live

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 1:04 PM
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The life of Jeff Buckley is coming to the big screen, albeit a bit circuitously, with "Greetings From Tim Buckley." And now we have our first look at "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley in the lead role as the late singer.

Watch: Trailer For Star-Studded Financial Drama 'Margin Call' Arrives

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2011 1:04 AM
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Given that it was as significant an event in the world as any in the last century, it's not surprising that Hollywood have finally turned their eye to the 2008 financial apocalypse; even if it's unlikely to bring in the teens, it's inherently dramatic subject matter, and this year has already seen Curtis Hanson's solid "Too Big To Fail," and people like George Clooney potentially eyeing the subject in the near future. Next up is "Margin Call," the starry drama that picked up solid reviews at Sundance this year.

'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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