"Rob Has Expressed Interest" E!News On Jeff Buckley Biopic

Well most of us already knew Rob is interested in playing the late singer. And that there are indeed TWO Jeff Buckley films. One starring Penn Badgley. The other (biopic) project is still looking for their star. E!News talks to producers for the biopic...

Project's producers, Michelle Sy and Orian Williams, are still "in the midst of casting" their Jeff Buckley, but "every young actor in Hollywood" wants the part.

"Rob has expressed interest in the project and we did meet with him. There are some actors who make sense, but it's easier to believe when it's more of an unknown. We're exploring all options, everyone from big name actors to newcomers to musicians."

"In real life Jeff was a goofball, his friends told us to look for a young Jim Carey," the producers revealed of the singer known for his melancholy and heart-wrenching tunes. "But we just want to find the right person with the right soul."

"We hope to have the cast announced soon, prep for the film in September and shoot before the end of the year," the producers reveal of the project's timeline. "We only have one chance to do this and we want to do it right. We're not casting to justify financing, we're casting to justify a life."
And what a life Buckley lived.

Read more: EOnline

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