Penn Badgley of “Gossip Girl” fame – he plays Dan Humphrey – has nabbed the role of Jeff Buckley, the late singer/songwriter. According to Indiewire, Badgley will step into the role for the film Greetings From Tim Buckley, which is not the biopic film that we previously heard reports about. Instead, this film will cover the events surrounding Jeff Buckley’s 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert in St. Ann’s Church, the same concert that launched his career.
I know what you’re thinking – will a star on a teen guilty-pleasure show be able to handle the role? Badgley seems to be prepared, stating “To play a man who was singularly gifted as an artist, greatly misunderstood and mythologized as a human being… It’s something very special and sacred. I’m going to give all I can to this project.” We’ll see.
XOXO, Gossip Girl.