Jeff Buckley Biopic in the works
Jake Scott, bisher vor allem für Musikvideos (Smashing Pumkins „Disarm“, Radioheads „Fake Plastic Trees“), übernimmt die Regie in einem bislang namenlosen Biopic über einen der größten Musiker der 90s: Jeff Buckley. Wer die Hauptrolle übernimmt ist noch nicht bekannt, die Rechte an der Musik wurden gesichert, das Script ist fertig. Video oben: Jeff Buckley – Grace, Live in Chicago May 13, 1995. Von Deadline:
Welcome To The Rileys helmer Jake Scott has been set to direct an untitled film about Jeff Buckley, the rising star musician who died tragically at age 30 in 1997. Scott will direct a script by Ryan Jaffe (The Rocker). Michelle Sy and Orian Williams are producing, and Buckley’s mother Mary Guibert will be exec producer.
Buckley, son of the famed but troubled folk musician Tim Buckley, became an influence on musicians from Kurt Cobain to Coldplay. He shunned the spotlight, though, preferring to play small clubs and who for a long time played as a session guitarist to make a living. He recorded one hit album, Grace, and was on his way to doing another when he jumped into Tennessee’s Wolf River, fully clothed, for a spontaneous swim. He got caught in the wake of a passing boat and drowned.