Deadline.com announced that the forthcoming biopic about OC native Jeff Buckley, singer/songwriter who drowned in Tennessee in 1997, now has a director. Welcome To The Rileys filmmaker Jake Scott will direct the Buckley film with a script by Ryan Jaffe.
The film is as-yet-untitled, but Buckley's mother Mary Guibert is an executive producer for the film. A few months ago, Guibert talked about the likelihood of Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson playing her son, saying, "Robert is a fine young actor. I'm flattered he's been linked to this project. When the time comes we'll give everybody an opportunity to be seen and heard."
Buckley's songs are a part of the rights package; the producers optioned "Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley," by David Browne, as well. Apparently, the producers want whoever is playing Buckley to be able to play guitar and sing--and Pattinson can do both, hving written and played on songs which appeared on the Twilight soundtrack.