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.