The Jeff Buckley movie project is actually happening. The go-to star for this project appears to be Robert Pattinson, currently starring opposite Reese Witherspoon in Water for Elephants, but more well known for, well, you know. Those movies. He can sing and he looks a little like Buckley, although I’d say distinctly lacking Buckley’s elfin innocence. Pattinson has met with Buckley’s mom
“I met his [Jeff Buckley’s] mom who’s really great,” told The Playlist. “It‚Äôs really not up to me. I love Jeff‚Äôs music. He was amazing.” Pattinson stopped short, though, of saying he could sing like Buckley (who can, really), ‚ÄúHe was unique. Also, I can‚Äôt play guitar like him either. It would involve quite a lot of work. If someone just imitates Jeff‚Äôs voice, it wouldn‚Äôt be right. It‚Äôs always about the script. You have no idea how it‚Äôs going to represent someone.‚Äù
I know many will immediately dismiss Pattinson for this — but I personally don’t think it’s a bad choice. I’d like to see what Pattinson would do with this.
My favorite Buckley tune after the cut.