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Reeve Carney To Re-Record Jeff Buckley Songs For Upcoming Biopic By Jake Scott

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 22, 2011 2:18 AM
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Befriended Buckley's Mother, Mary Guibert, For Years Before Being Asked To Audition In terms of physical resemblance and musical abilities, the casting of "Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark" star Reeve Carney for Jake Scott's upcoming biopic of the late singer-songwriter is one that we're open to. The young actor/musican now faces the challenge of tackling the role of the much-adored Buckley -- told through the scope of David Browne‘s book “Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley" -- with his task made only more difficult now with the young star revealing he's also recording Buckley's material for the film.

Reeve Carney Lands Role Of Jeff Buckley In Jake Scott Directed Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2011 9:22 AM
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Even though "‘Greetings From Tim Buckley" starts shooing this month with Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots leading the film, there are some differences between this project and previously announced Jake Scott directed Jeff Buckley biopic. 'Greetings' will take place entirely before Jeff became a star, centering around his 1991 performance at a tribute concert for this father (and thus, the rights for his music aren't needed, nor have they been granted). Scott's untitled film, on the other hand, is presenting a much more thorough look at the life of the singer, using David Browne‘s book “Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley" as a resource, with full and exclusive access to the Buckley archives. So even though they are competing films, the scope and focus between the two is quite different, and while word on Scott's film had been quiet for a while, he's now found his Jeff Buckley.

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