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Penn Badgley to Play Jeff Buckley

Penn Badgley to Unleash His Inner Musician

Penn Badgley is really breaking out of his Gossip Girl mold for his next role: the actor is set to star as musician Jeff Buckley in the upcoming film Greetings From Tim Buckley. The film will chronicle the relationship between Jeff and his father Tim, who abandoned him at a young age.
This is obviously a huge role for Badgley, and the actor expressed his excitement in portraying the "Hallelujah" singer, saying,

To play a man who was singularly gifted as an artist, greatly misunderstood & mythologized as a human being... It's something very special and sacred. I'm going to give all I can to this project.

Jeff Buckley fans, do you think Badgley will do justice to the musician's memory? Weigh in!

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ruby-soho ruby-soho 4 years
Ughh such a bad choice. Not a bad actor, but I can't see him in this role at all. I think James Franco really could have done Jeff Buckley justice.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 4 years
I'm super interested in this. I want to see what Lonely Boy can do.
aeryn aeryn 4 years
Also, he's cute, but he's no Jeff Buckley. That man was smoking hot.
aeryn aeryn 4 years
As an avid Jeff Buckley fan, I'm ecstatic that this is getting made. I haven't seen him do anything aside from GG, but I'll hold my critique until the movie!
awesomepants awesomepants 4 years
Of all the boys on Gossip Girl, Penn has the most range for sure. I think he'll do great. His audition must have been something because they just don't give parts like this to CW actors.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 4 years
I hope so! Hallelujah is one of the most beautiful songs ever created.
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