Robert Pattinson and James Franco Face Off for Jeff Buckley Biopic Role

Robert Pattinson and James Franco Face Off for Jeff Buckley Biopic Role-photo

Hold onto your hats, people; it's an old-fashioned Hollywood casting showdown!

BlackBook reports that Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson and Milk hunk James Franco are both in contention for the lead role in an upcoming biopic about the tragic life of singer Jeff Buckley.

Buckley, the son of musician Tim Buckley—who died at the age of 28 from a drug and alcohol overdose—passed away from an apparent accidental drowning in May 1997. He was just 30.

Time will tell who will eventually land the role. On one hand, RPattz has already proven that he has the singing chops. On the other hand, Franco seems to be on a biopic roll, what with the award-winning Milk and his upcoming turn as beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Have your say in the comments section: Who do you think should land the role of Jeff Buckley?

To aid you in your decision, here's a video of Buckley performing "Last Goodbye":

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  • L
    L

    you're kidding right? you've insinuated that you think the acting in twilight is good. maybe you should have another look? or watch better movies for that matter...

  • JustMeNoOneElse
    JustMeNoOneElse

    Just to let you know, I like Twilight (but I'm not one of those freaky fangirls you see everywhere *shudders* even though I like the series, I don't like it THAT much) and I've gone through puberty. Just saying.

  • AJ
    AJ

    james franco !!!! seriously l was looking at the grace album cover the other day before even hearing about a biopic or james being considered i was like wow he really looks like james franco if they make a biopic he should play him..... so i freaked out when i heard this ... i mean come on james looks like him HE CAN SING check it out on youtube and he is a amazing actor he is perfect ...... rob just wouldnt do jeff justice !!!!!!! i will be highly upset if anyone but james gets this role!!!

  • carolyn
    carolyn

    Robert definately, and I DO NOt like Twilight, but Robert is an amazing musician/singer/songwriter. That is why I am a fan...James would be my second choice, but I think when things actually got underway, Robert would be the perfect age and James maybe too old...Besides Robert's music idol has been Jeff for along time, so he has alot of passion where Jeff is concerned. It would not just be a part for him, but a way to show his emense appreciation for Jeff...He has been playing Jeff's bluesy music (privately and in pubs) for years...The role would be a blessing to him...I do not like those who base Robert on Twilight alone...Every actor has started somewhere...and I adore James...They are the only two actors I appriciate in "Hollywood"(Rob has done other amazing stuff "Remeber Me", How To Be, ect..."), because they are so unhollywood, talented, geniune, sweet, funny, charming, no ego's at all, just real people...I wish Rob and James the best, they would make great friends btw...If they are not already...But Robert definately...He is talking on very smart roles up and coming, and would like to get as far away from Edward as possible, though he appreciates where Tilight has gotten him. He too wants to prove he is so much more than Twilight, and I for one know he is...carolyn

  • Maxwell
    Maxwell

    Its Hollywood we're talking about, its a business. Robert will pull the crowds and make the film more money. That's how they make their decisions. $'s and £'s. Sorry, but that's what it comes down to, not who looks most like him, etc.

  • mulaloday
    mulaloday

    I think neither, pattinson cant act just a heart throb who has no brain it seems, and franco again nothing there. It needs to be a no name so people dont associatte anything with them. Almost like Jeff himself. No one knew who he was really, he was known in the music circles but not outside

  • Mikey
    Mikey

    No NO NO!!! Robert Pattinson can NOT play this role. it is wrong on so many levels. i cant believe what i am even reading! i dont want tenny boppers thrashing jeffs music because some downs syndrome actor they like got this roll. *shudder*

  • AKritiK
    AKritiK

    I definately feel James Franco is perfect for the role..and I know RobPatt is passionate about his singing, so it would probably mean more to him to get it, but there will be other dead singers roles soon. Maybe he could play Michael jackson..all jokes aside.

  • beautiful disaster
    beautiful disaster

    james franco all the way he has more experience and looks like jeff buckley i would marry james lol pattinson can go die

  • Caroline
    Caroline

    Someone asked him about it at the New Yorker Festival a month ago - he said that Jeff's mom hadn't returned his call. Don't think this is going to happen.

  • mitties
    mitties

    I would die the day Rob pattinson got the role. James Franco is perfect for the role. his look completely captures the beautiful grunge persona that jeff buckley was. If you had any respect for Jeff Buckley Rob Pattinson wouldnt even be in the running.

  • M
    M

    If Robert Pattinson gets cast as Jeff Buckley, I may kill myself.

  • amanda
    amanda

    neither. You can't sum up Jeff Buckley's life and music into a 2 or even 3 hour film. This is ridiculous and a money making deal on his Mother's behalf. Jeff wasn't the type of person to want that sort of attention, because he knew it would lure away from what he was really all about and that was the music. This will just lure people to become fans for all the wrong reasons.... amen.

  • amanda
    amanda

    franco, all the way. if you look on imdb it says that he has the roll. and to say that rob has any similarities to jeff is an insult. i've been waiting to see a jeff buckley film forever and i don't think it's too soon. as for a heath ledger movie, yes probably too soon but i would still see it even if it came out tomorrow. go watch milk and you will see that james has the heart and soul to be jeff. yeah he may be a 'heartthrob' but he is fully matured as an actor and he could pull it off. i've been waiting for a non-documentary buckley flick forever, i don't believe it's too soon. heath ledger however, i would have to say so even though if it was released tomorrow i would def see it. anybody would be stupid to cast robert for this role, did you see twilight nominated for best picture of the year? no, you saw milk.

  • Sophie
    Sophie

    franco. franco. franco. do i make myself clear?

  • Truth
    Truth

    I WILL KILL MYSELF, if rob gets the role over franco. that would be an utter diaster. biggest mistake producers and buckleys mom could make would be picking rob. (aside from making the movie though) you cant duplicate a legend. look at that bob dylan movie, I'm not there. tradgic failure.

  • Antonnyo
    Antonnyo

    It has to be franco. I wont have it any other way.

  • Madison
    Madison

    absoutely franco. buckley fans are not twilight fans, and will more than likely boycott this movie if rob gets it. and seriously people, stop with the musical talent arguement, they're going to have to use buckleys real voice and dubbed it, no one can achieve that voice. it'll have to be like the movie, la bamba.

  • bubby
    bubby

    franco can act so he should have it

  • anna
    anna

    JAMES FRANCO!! they'll choose him if they value talent AND looks, they're both hot but James is forever in my heart since tristan and isolde..he was soo gorgeous fo that part!

  • charo
    charo

    stop saying bad things about rob!!! don't you understand??? it hurts when fans like me read something like that... they're both good actors... so whoever gets the role,i'd watch it 'cause i love them both...

  • Lurker
    Lurker

    This movie shouldn't be made at all !!! This kind of thing is not what Jeff wanted...It's sad this happens because of Mary, she just wants money and attention... These 2 actors are dreadful choices for Buckley's role but at least James Franco looks kinda like Jeff. Robert Pattinson as Jeff Buckley? Please...It's a joke, right? He looks nothing like buckley and I don't care if this Robert guy is a musician....they won't use the actor's real voice anyway because no-one can duplicate or sound like Buckley (except for his late father) Oh...wait!!!! If this movie's going to be made. Who's going to play Tim Buckley then? I hope they find some decent guy to play him. Cos he's my fave singer of all time !!! I like him even more than Jeff

  • jive turkey
    jive turkey

    Franco!

  • David
    David

    please please choose james franco so much closer to jeff physicly and mentaly, he is a deep deep man.

  • Heidi
    Heidi

    Franco all the way. If Robert Pattinson gets the role, I will lose faith in all of humanity. Franco has the look, the soul, and the eyes. Pattinson has NONE of these. He's a douchebag who tries to be sexy by doing the squinty eyes thing. He in no way even remotely touches what Jeff Buckley was. He's too full of himself and tries too damn hard. Franco seems more humble and has much less ego.

  • nikkinky
    nikkinky

    obviously James Franco .. if the producers have at least half a brain they would choose him for the role.

  • NicoleClouette
    NicoleClouette

    Franco Should totally be it! He looks just like Jeff Buckley! I am a HUGE jeff buckley Fan.. I would be totally disappointed if that had Rob P. playing someone as beautiful as Jeff. Franco has this hands down!

  • Saucyminx
    Saucyminx

    Franco resembles Jeff Buckley more than Rob i think

  • cherrytea
    cherrytea

    James! he is the right age and seems to have more depth than pattinson.. just my opinion!

  • mandyrocks
    mandyrocks

    What does looks have anything to do with it? Jeff Buckley was a musician not a f*cking lame actor. If you google Robert Pattinson singing and then google Jeff Buckley you'll realize and understand why Jeff Buckley fans would be devastated if an actor like Pattinson got this role-and actually sang for this movie. I agree with having Franco lipsync...Mary is not going to find ANYONE who is as good or close to her son--so she's better off with a person of similar features, so that the movie is somewhat real to the audience--and the soon to be new" fans" who will only appreciate Buckley because of this movie and not because of his talent and just what and who he was to his fans. I don't care what Mary says, this isn't Hollywood giving her "no choice" but to make a movie before they do--because if that was true there would be an official Jimi Hendrxi movie out with Andre' 3000 as the role..but there's not...so Mary is full of sh*t when she says crap like that. If and when this movie is released I will most likely see it as I am a fan, and if it turns out to be better than what I'm expecting I'll give it the credit it deserves but I still feel that this should not be made...it's going to exploit Jeff in a totally different light--one he steered very far away from, and it's opening the doors and inviting a bunch of stranges into his life that he tried to keep out for the sake of his own privacy....and that is what makes Mary such a blistering tw*t...she can read all the comments she wants about it from everyone one of us but either way the decision is hers...I just hope Franco pulls out in the end and delivers an amazing performance, and respect Buckley not as a character but a human being who died too son. In other words Mary, f*ck you.

  • Amanda
    Amanda

    Seriously?! I can't believe Pattinson would even think he could pull it off. I will start a riot if this lame excuse of an actor portrays my favorite musician of all time. Rob and Jeff look AND SOUND nothing alike. And James has WAY more of an acting range than Rob. He doesn't even have to sing. They can dub over his voice with Jeff's when he's supposed to be singing so Robert's voice shouldn't even be an issue here. It's sad that they are making this movie. I hope it doesn't end up a joke. As as for which actor will bring in the most money, Hollywood needs to decide which audience they are aiming for: Buckley fans or Twilight fans. Buckley fans definitely. I'm voting FRANCO all the way.

  • jaycksonlucytwilight
    jaycksonlucytwilight

    Jeff Buckley was an amazing musician, his Hallelujah is wonderful. I dont really mind how gets the role, but i think James will fit the role better. He did a good job as James Dean, and i think he will be just the best as Jeff. But i think rob could do it awesome too.

  • Ingeyla
    Ingeyla

    it totally shud b rob. he wud b perfect

  • gracepierce
    gracepierce

    100 percent James Franco.

  • kris
    kris

    If Pattinson is such a fantastic musician then why are Twilight fans predominantly the only ones who have heard him sing? I don't have anything against Rob, but Franco is absolutely incredible. His range of roles so far is really telling to his depth and I think he can definitely pull it off. Not to mention he's been in a film recognized at the Oscars...so far Rob has stuck to franchises. Just do a voice over for the singing parts..it'd make it more realistic if it was Buckley's voice anyway and not some wannabe musician.

  • gen
    gen

    he looks like james franco...but i think he sings like robert ...hmmm

  • Kara
    Kara

    Wow! Franco beats him hands down in the looks dept., but I've never heard him sing... Based on acting talent I say Franco takes the prize. Did you all see "Milk"?

  • phillygirl19119
    phillygirl19119

    Looking like someone doesn't mean you should get the role. That's just rediculous. Robert Pattinson can easily play a hurt sole. Heck, he's playing one now with Edward Cullen. Duh, it's obvious that it's Robert.

  • lalala
    lalala

    kay i dont care who gets the role i love them both but seriously stop picking on Rob.. if twilight wasnt as a big of a movie as it is and didnt get tht much attention, you woulndt have a problem with him. Besides twilight wasnt the only movie he was in. Maybe try watching his other movies like Little Ashes or How To Be... you cant start hating on the guy for being in this one movie.. you cant blame him for being unemployed and taking this role.

  • athena
    athena

    james franco of course...he has to get it.

  • M.Monroe
    M.Monroe

    oh he struggled to get where he got, boo hoo. Every band struggles, nothing new. please give me real reasons without being defensive. Jeff was a phenomenal singer and musician. I was rather upset that he died – leaving me with few albums to listen to. If you’ve ever heard his acoustic work – perhaps you would get it. Very few musicians these days have the skill that he had. His voice is amazing – he can write – and play an instrument If you don’t see that – then I suppose he’s just not your type. You made read defensive from people – but if you don’t know Jeff – or like him – then that’s all you’ll see. For those of us that cherish his work – we miss a life that could have brought us so much more.

  • M.Monroe
    M.Monroe

    I hope it's pretty clear to the casting agents !! Franco can act - Pattinson cannot !! As a lamenting fan of the great Jeff Buckley - I would be quite upset to see Pattinson cast (I don't think I would even rent it). It could be a great movie - but not with an actor that has no skill.

  • jake
    jake

    oh he struggled to get where he got, boo hoo. Every band struggles, nothing new. please give me real reasons without being defensive.

  • Artemis
    Artemis

    Neither of them. Franco can't sing, Pattinson can't act. for the first time ever, I don't want this biopic made. Please, Mary Guibert, PLEASE find someone better!

  • jake
    jake

    why are they even doing a movie about this guy? i tried to find something interesting that he did other release one album and then work on another and died. lots of bands release only one album and don't get another. what's there to cover? his childhood? who cares!

  • silly lilly
    silly lilly

    i want james franco to get it..i love rob but nahhh i still think james shud get it.. ;p

  • Jen
    Jen

    Ah Geeez, my two favorite actors. To be honest I don't know who Jeff Buckley is. Don't know if he is a heartthrob or not but both Rob and James are. I just hope that for James sake, should he get the part, that Jeff Buckley wasn't gay. I think another gay movie will pretty much wrap it up for James. And I hate that because he is a great actor. He needs to move on and show the world that he can really act like he did in Tristan and Isolde.

  • Lissa
    Lissa

    Rob Pattinson would be perfect - he has the voice and guitar skills to pull this off. He's already a fan of JB and knows his music. If people saw him acting outside of twilight, as I have, they wouldn't doubt his acting talent

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer

    Franco and Buckley are basically twins. And Pattinson doesn't know how to show emotion on-screen. Reason #1 why he butchered the Edward role.

  • brooke
    brooke

    I hate Robert Pattinson's voice. I never understand a word he says....and besides, I feel like when it comes to a biopic, the guy should be able to ACT better than he can sing. Yeah, Jeff Buckley was a musician, but biopics focus a lot on their lives. How can Robert Pattinson portray any kind of emotion when he always sounds like he's reading from cue cards??

  • diane
    diane

    Leo Di caprio is going to play Sinatra and he looks nothing like him and even next in line Depp looks nothing like Sinatra. With Buckley its the musical skill that counts. Hardly anyone knows what Buckley looked like anyway. Franco fans going on about looks seems weak to me. Its his lack of musical talent thats the key. Pattinson has a good enough resemblance and has the musical talent by the bucket load. In this role you cant fake it int he way that Di caprio can in the Sinatra film.

  • sarah
    sarah

    i am a huge pattinson fan but i have to say that franco should get it because he is the spits of buckley......

  • oatygodness
    oatygodness

    I'd go and see the film if Pattinson was in it but not Franco. Simple as that.

  • Cazza
    Cazza

    One word - Pattinson

  • noblesque
    noblesque

    Franco has been sucking up to the mum to play the role but if she has any sense she'll pick the versatile Pattinson. She should want a fellow musician to play the role and not some pampered model poodle poser lke Franco. Pattinson's voice woudl do justice to the Buckley songs.

  • susie
    susie

    Pattinson for sure

  • reishan
    reishan

    Pattinson's superb voice and musical ability gives him the lead by a mile. He looks enough like Buckley to work. Once the hair is styled the same way. Its madness how franco fans think closer looks are enough for this amazing role. Msguided or what.

  • franckie
    franckie

    Franco's an over rated male model. He's been terrible in most of his films. he's reduced to Danny mcbridge films. Says it all.

  • hattie
    hattie

    Sorry Franco but the face isnt enough. Not this time. It has to be Pattinson who is a much better match

  • ali
    ali

    Robert Pattinson is ideal. Franco only has a slightly better look but no skills for the role. You have to have the skills for thsi role. You cant fake it.

  • shona
    shona

    Pattinson all the way. he has the right skill set and Franco doesnt.

  • The Grim
    The Grim

    Tough call. Franco is a dead ringer for Jeff. Rob has the musical chops . Hm, can I see the screen tests please :-)

  • jess
    jess

    i actually think that tom sturridge, robs friend would do great he looks a lot like jeff buckley, at least to me rob doesn't look enough like him, yet he has a great voice and james doesn't sing enough like him, yet he is kind of good looking if i had to choose betweent the two, rob is better for the role but hey, just my opinion altho i agree that they should let him RIP for a little while longer until they make money off of him he was a legend after all

  • danybr
    danybr

    WHAT THE f*ck IS HAPPINING WITH THE WORLD???? ( i'm sorry about the swearing) but i can't take it anymore. PLEASE! PLEASE!!! don't say that Robert Pattinson is better than James Franco.... PLEASE!!!! because he's not, he may be a good actor and a great singer, but he's NOT better than James Franco. N-E-V-E-R, at least not for now ( and not for a long time). I will right now beg to the producers of the movie to PLEASE CHOOSE JAMES FRANCO! PLEASE! HE'S PERFECT FOR THE PART. One more thing: PLEASE!!!!!!!! NO ROBERT PATTINSON!

  • marizombie
    marizombie

    Franco FTW. Robert doesn't deserve to play Jeff. He doesn't even look like him!

  • Alanah Ferrelli
    Alanah Ferrelli

    James Franco hands down- he's proven he has the acting capability, he already played a real life role in James dean, which he did get recognized for his performance, and he acting in the upcomming film Howl Pattinson is just a short fuse, he's just getting by on his looks and once twilight is over with, im sorry to say but I thik he will be to And as for the voice talents- is there really anyone who can measure up or even be close to the Talent that Jeff Buckley had? No matter who they cast it will be interesting to see how they match up the voices So to sum it all up, I think that giving the role to Pattinson would be an insult ( since all he is viewed as is a sex symbol) . The role should be given to someone who will put emotion into the role, and who already has great acting experience... ie James Franco

  • sugar rush.
    sugar rush.

    I love Rob alot, but I think he needs to sit back and let someone else take a chance. He's already EVERYWHERE and it's not like he's going to disappear sometime soon. He's got a bunch of work lined up, so let Franco take this one.

  • sarah
    sarah

    Franco all the way. He looks eerily like him. And Franco is a better actor. I don't like Rob's voice.

  • djkfefhe
    djkfefhe

    rob pattinson can act and is reaching out to go beyond just twilight...gotta give the guy a chance before you totally discredit the guy...plus he can play guitar..

  • Kiara
    Kiara

    james looks more like the guy and can see him playing the role but robert pattinson could surprise us

  • DnT
    DnT

    Franco's a ringer!!! I love Rob, he has amazing musical talent. But I do have to say that Franco looks the part.

  • beta_28
    beta_28

    I'm just wondering why the JB fans are not happy seeing the life of their idol in a movie. That's one of the greatest flattery one could ever have. We know how great he is as a musician and putting his life into film will not ruin it. It's a matter of perspective. Come on folks! Spread his glory. Don't be a spoilsport. R. Pattinson can pull it off.

  • beta_28
    beta_28

    I’m just wondering why the JB fans are not happy seeing the life of their idol in a movie. That’s one of the greatest flattery one could ever have. We know how great he is as a musician and putting his life into film will not ruin it. It’s a matter of perspective. Come on folks! Spread his glory. Don’t be a spoilsport! R. Pattinson can pull it off.

  • lorna
    lorna

    I think this is one role where an actor cant wing it without the skill set. Pattinson has a great voice and top music skills. Other biographies you can get away with it but not playing a wonderful musician like Buckley. If not Pattinson then another actor with musical skills. Franco was lucky with getting James Dean. Time to give someone else a chance with bios.

  • suspenseiskillingme
    suspenseiskillingme

    ok I'll admit I've never seen james franco in anything, but come on, pattinson? Jeff buckley has a tragic voice, think hallelujah, think kangaroo, robert pattinson sounds like nickleback on acid (sh*t) and I enjoyed the twilight books (well the first and third ones) they're about love across a divide, the film made it all about lust, and catherine whatserface? yeah there's a difference between romance and sexual tension. so james franco

  • jenny
    jenny

    Franco looks so much like him....so he should get it! I think Rob would be great in comedies....

  • anna
    anna

    definitely JAMES FRANCO!!! robert pattinson doesn't even know how to act.. james franco is amazing!!

  • sissy
    sissy

    I want Pattinson to be seen. I dont want a done deal for Franco as that woudl be so suck assy. Let Pattinson show what he can do.

  • Malena Drela
    Malena Drela

    they want to portray jeff buckley?!?how many people do even know what a great artist he is?i know it all from my mother and im thankful for that.. im not a fan of the twilight hysteria(i like the books better),but pattinson isnt that bad of an actor.if he was,he wouldnt have gotten the part playing young Dali..But i dont know..jeff buckley?both of them would fit,pattinson has got that dirty-melo artist look already but james franco is special in his way too..he kinda reminds me of james dean..all in all i believe a unknown actor should play buckley if even neccesary..

  • luckyunicorn1021
    luckyunicorn1021

    I think either one would suit the role of JB just fine, I believe the director will choose the best man for the lead. (I hope its RPatzz personally, but will watch the movie if Franco lands it) :)

  • guest1
    guest1

    i think the one who really looked like jeff buckley was heath ledger...but james franco is also very near ;) and robert pattinson has got the voice :)

  • sarah
    sarah

    Its not a matter of wanting Pattinson in therole because he;s hot. he's just perfect for the role and has a musicians soul just like Buckley. Its a perfect match and Franco fans are wetting their knickers because they know it.

  • ginger
    ginger

    JEFF BUCKLEY DID NOT DIE OF DRUGS/OVERDOSE!!! this was a rumor from ages ago. Look it up! He was swimming in a river in TN, and the autopsy showed absolutely no drugs or alchohol in his system Stop reporting lies!!!

  • Emily Britt
    Emily Britt

    Ok can someone please explain to my why on earth R.Patt is supposedly hot? I am 24 so maybe it's a generational but if the skinny pasty by who looks high in EVERY picture i've seen is the next Brad Pitt, i'd rather never go to the movies again. He's in two badly acted effects driven movies (and i love HP but it's ture) that does not mean he should do anything else. James Franco renewed my faith in him in Pineapple Express and i think that character is the reason they may be considering him. At any rate, James has the experience playing real people where as R. Patt has played a emo sissy vampire and a wizard.

  • hannah
    hannah

    Millions of people want to listen to Rob sing. Go check out the fansites and you tube etc. Thats a powerful market for this film.

  • cdice
    cdice

    gotta give the rob the propz for this one man.

  • heather
    heather

    Thats sick to use actual footage of his body being discovered. Is the script actaully any good. Maybe at the end of the day neither actor would want it if the script stinks.

  • mandyrocks
    mandyrocks

    ...my whole thing really with that post is to show how do you go from that to Buckley? Seriously.

  • mandyrocks
    mandyrocks

    Pattinson can't act his way out of a paper bag...the part should definitely go to Franco. I have never seen anything this boy has been in...I have seen freaks and geeks with franco but thats about it...although I think Franco is too not that great of an actor I believe both these guys cancel eachother out. Mary should do a search and not just settle with Franco for looks or even this Pattinson guy for this "oh soulful oh the angels playing the harps at the gate of heaven" voice --for which Ive never heard and Im not one to judge nor care, as he's no Buckley bottom line. So in other words, I won't be surprised if Mary gets Miley Cyrus to play her in her "younger years" ---to ya know, abide from the "rules" of Hollywood and then herself make a cameo. read the following paragraph and remember it...and just know that I told you first: "there will be definitely a scene in the movie where actual footage is used. most likely when his body was discovered." this should be your mark.

  • judi
    judi

    Pattinson's singing sens shivers down my spine. Thats the type of actor you want to play such an iconic role as Buckley. It needs a special and gifted musican and singer as well as actor. If it isnt Pattinson then there is no justice or sense in the world.

  • sorty
    sorty

    There's obviously a strong resemblance to Franco , so what? We're not talking about a photo shoot. The role needs an actor who fully understands and is experienced in music and singing. Pattinson has that in abundance and looks a close enough fit too. Pattinson by a mile.

  • davina
    davina

    I WANT to see Pattinson play this role. i have no interest in seeing Franco mime.

  • pauline
    pauline

    Pattinson.

  • dan
    dan

    Producers ignore musical ability at their peril. Pattinson has all the right attributes.

  • toby
    toby

    Evne in he ray charles bio they picked foxx as he was a trained musician and singer. You cant fake these things. Pattinson all the way as he is a fantastic singer musician.

  • helena
    helena

    I want a man who really understands music to play the role. A man with soul. Pattinson's singing voice is full of soul.

  • sam
    sam

    Pattinson lives and breathes music. Franco deosnt. He doesnt deserve to play such an iconic musician. Pattinson does.

  • abigail
    abigail

    Pattinson is a born musician. Franco is a glorified male model. Pattinson for sure

  • anna
    anna

    No question about it - Pattinson

  • shen
    shen

    Pattinson is the one

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    Pattinson can't act his way out of a paper bag...the part should definitely go to Franco.

  • gluvwade
    gluvwade

    Franco looks the part...i don't care if Pattinson can sing...no one can touch Jeff Buckley's voice...it should be dubbed either way.

  • niceandtyde
    niceandtyde

    the same thing happened when TWILIGHT 's director anounced that Rob would be Edward Cullen....

  • arianne Gallagher
    arianne Gallagher

    You know... I take that back... listened to Robert Patteson...he actually is a good singer...it would be interesting to see him in the role...he has genuine musical talent.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer

    Twilight had nothing to do with weather or not Robert is ideal for this role. I think he is extremely diverse and would do very well.

  • Diana
    Diana

    I say James Franco. He looks just like him, and he's a good actor. I must say though, that Rob is an amazing musician.

  • Arianne Gallagher
    Arianne Gallagher

    James Franco is the one... many have agreed for a long time. They would be foolish not to cast him.

  • Arianne Gallagher
    Arianne Gallagher

    James Franco is the one... many have agreed for a long time. They would be foolish not to cast him.

  • Arianne Gallagher
    Arianne Gallagher

    James Franco is the one... many have agreed for a long time. They would be foolish not to cast him.

  • Larnie89
    Larnie89

    Franco for sure!... thers no competition.

  • Palooza
    Palooza

    Rob is gona be great.. you guys will see.. and no im not a "twi-hard"..

  • Ur blind
    Ur blind

    I think Twilight has kinda ruined Robs image.. everyone is just judging him based on that but once you see him in remember me and some other movies you'll see his talent because right now everyone is being blinded by "Edward Cullen".. Rob has a great future ahead of him..

  • Namer
    Namer

    FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT THINK THEY'RE SLY, GET OVER YOURSELF.... PATTINSON FANS ARE A MIXED BAG OF AGES.... QUIT YOUR WHINING....most of us are adults, most of us are working and able to spend money to support films we love . we've probably all paid good cash for our buckley music, and have buying power...... THAT WHOLE 'KIDS' TITLE YOU LIKE TO SLAP ON US.... WONT FLY... I BET BUCKLEY'S MOM IS A PATTINSON FAN.... WE OUTNUMBER YOU 100 TO 1..... DONT TELL US WHO WE ARE... .... SOUNDS LIKE ALOT OF EMPTY HEADED MALE MODEL FRANCO FANS IN HERE, PRETENDING TO CARE ABOUT BUCKLEY... THE WHOLE 'FRANCO IS A GOOD ACTOR HE COULD LIP SYNC' THING... SPEAKS ALOT ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU CARE FOR THE MUSIC.... Buckley fans care for the music and HONOR HIS WISHES by listening to the music. Your idiocy speaks volumes about how much you know. This Hollywood money grab is abysmal. Go away and leave Britney alone.

  • hollly
    hollly

    Pattinson's amazing and would give a wonderful interpretation of Buckley.Noone can be Buckley but I want to see a musician and a man who loves music in the role. Pattinson is perfect. His voice is like warm chocolate. Its so full of passion

  • MojoPin1988
    MojoPin1988

    Buckley's mom!

  • S
    S

    FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT THINK THEY'RE SLY, GET OVER YOURSELF.... PATTINSON FANS ARE A MIXED BAG OF AGES.... QUIT YOUR WHINING....most of us are adults, most of us are working and able to spend money to support films we love . we've probably all paid good cash for our buckley music, and have buying power...... THAT WHOLE 'KIDS' TITLE YOU LIKE TO SLAP ON US.... WONT FLY... I BET BUCKLEY'S MOM IS A PATTINSON FAN.... WE OUTNUMBER YOU 100 TO 1..... DONT TELL US WHO WE ARE... .... SOUNDS LIKE ALOT OF EMPTY HEADED MALE MODEL FRANCO FANS IN HERE, PRETENDING TO CARE ABOUT BUCKLEY... THE WHOLE 'FRANCO IS A GOOD ACTOR HE COULD LIP SYNC' THING... SPEAKS ALOT ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU CARE FOR THE MUSIC....

  • Jen
    Jen

    I really hope Pattinson doesn't get it because he can't bloody act to save himself. Go James Franco!

  • OMG CHRIS DOWD
    OMG CHRIS DOWD

    JAMIE FOXX FOR CHRIS DOWD TOTALLY

  • francis
    francis

    Pattinson as a naturally gifted singer/musician will convince. Franco wont. I'd be excited to see Pattinson's interpretation. He adores Buckley.

  • tony
    tony

    Interesting point on Foxx. I didnt know he was a trained pianist and singer

  • downsouth
    downsouth

    Rob looks the best and would most likely get the better review and bring in more viewers, however James Franco could pull it off.

  • dawn
    dawn

    Franco fans underestimate big time whats needed. Pattinson has the right skills. it should be his role.

  • evelyn
    evelyn

    Fox played Ray Charles so well because he was a trained classical pianist and gifted singer, Foxx convinced the filmmakers that he could embody Charles on screen in the way he moved, spoke and sang. Thats exactly why Pattinson shouls get this role because he will be able to convince in a way Franco cant even dream of.

  • tracy
    tracy

    Pattinson all the way, its easy peasy.

  • jackie
    jackie

    If Pattinson gets a chance to audition he'll get it.

  • gail
    gail

    Rob singing Last goodbye would be bliss. He would do Buckley justice because he understands the passion in needing to play music. He'd get right to the essence of the man.

  • laland
    laland

    Just maybe a film about a skilled musician needs a skilled musican. Hey mad I know but lets run with it. Robert Pattinson has that talent by the bucket load.

  • stuie
    stuie

    Pattinson's skill and talent should bag this if the mother isnt head over heels with model boy franco who has been fluttering his eyelashes. learn to play music frat boy

  • zoe
    zoe

    Pattinsons perfect for the role.

  • mandyrocks
    mandyrocks

    EXACTLY. There are only a few who see it that way because she cops out in the sake of saying she would never use her son in that manner....it's sort of sad because any real mother would not only have protected her son's story while alive, but in death as well. she has exploited him since she was given power to do so...it's sick guest, you and i can be friends

  • Alanah
    Alanah

    Franco all the way- Robert pattinson is just getting by right now on his looks and once twilght is over with, his career will be in the dark for a bit. Franco's proven he has the acting capability, and as far as matching with Jeff Buckleys voice... who can even come close to him?

  • Guest
    Guest

    jeff wouldnt want his life to be taken as a story and protrayed on the big screen thats for sure. if a mere fan doesn't know that, then it's even more sad his mother doesn't either. Oh! Mary knows alright. Remember, Mary's dream was to be an actress. She is living off of Jeff and using him as her shot at fame. The movie is taking so long because most of the people in it are still alive. And because of that, she can't fake her way through a script that will try to portray it's stars in a false light.

  • mandyrocks
    mandyrocks

    jeff wouldnt want his life to be taken as a story and protrayed on the big screen thats for sure. if a mere fan doesn't know that, then it's even more sad his mother doesn't either.

  • No
    No

    Buckley would have wanted a man who understands music and loves music and lives for music to play him. Anyone else would be wrong. It should be Pattinson. That goes to show how much you know about Jeff. He wouldn't have wanted any of this. "Let Me Sign/Never Think/Stray Dog/I was Broken/I'll Be Your Lover, Too/To Roam" I've listened to all those songs closely, so I am qualified to say that Pattinson does not hold a candle to Jeff Buckley.

  • charles
    charles

    Pattinson fans have given a good account of themselves and having seen the videos of his music I have to concur. Pattinson is a much better fit. A different league infact.

  • judi
    judi

    Its pathetic how franco fans are falling back on slightly closer looks. Pathetic. Get an impersonator in vegas if thats all thats wanted. It takes more than that you silly people. It takes a deep understanding of music. Pattinson was indeed born to play this role. He's perfect. Franco has lots of work lined up so let him do his silly comedies and Rob can do this next year after Bel Ami. Pattinson has grown up surrounded by musicians. All his friends are musicians and all similar to Buckley in style. He's immersed himself in Buckley songs for years, He's hungry for this role and I think he deserves it. Franco does not. Sucking up to the mother isnt good enough. It takes hard graft and an emotional connection to music. If the producers and Buckley's mother cant see that then I;d worry about the script anyway.

  • cassie
    cassie

    Buckley would have wanted a man who understands music and loves music and lives for music to play him. Anyone else would be wrong. It should be Pattinson.

  • Brando
    Brando

    James Franco needs to land this.He looks like Jeff Buckley. I think if Robert Pattinson takes too many roles, people are going to get burnt out on him. I know I'm about to that point.

  • sarah
    sarah

    The cinema is all about watching the actors you love to see and if they can fit a character like a glove then all the better. Pattinson has all the right skills for the role and is adored by many. Give the people what they want and the producers and Buckley's mum will be rewarded. Pattinson was born to play Buckley and will not let the estate down. His voice oozes with quality and emotion. He understands this character like no other. Music is his passion. Franco cannot say the same.

  • lilac wine
    lilac wine

    robert pattinson hes got the music and the heart of jeff buckley,I also think he would make a great Elvis early years Robert is here to stay a multi talented guy he is not a one trick pony he is to smart and talented mark my word and Im anything but a teeny twilighter

  • soccermadre
    soccermadre

    Rob is an excellent musician. He is extremely talented. It's one thing to say you don't care for the music but ignorant to say he cannot sing. Rob is also a very good actor. This is noe based on Twilight. You need to watch his other films. Pre-Twilight. He is truly great. Now- James Franco is good as well. Who would be better? I am sure they would both do a great job. But, if Rob is chosen, he can sing as well and the movie would be more realistic without the syncing. I am a fan of Rob and over 40.

  • mandyrocks
    mandyrocks

    talk about worst actors...brad pitt is one of them...ill give him tyler durden but that's it. again, i think and feel neither actors should protray jeff..i think it should be an unknown sort of jeff look alike who no one has ever heard about or even seen... because in truth that's how jeff was at the beginning, and as much as i hate to admit this thats how he is now in a way--however after this sh*tty film he will no longer hold that 'unknown' frame...

  • clarissa
    clarissa

    why do twilight fans have to be twit-tards. Anyway, this is hard. Pattinson can sing more like him, but Franco looks more like him. Besides, Pattinson can't do any drastic hair changes because he's locked in this twilight project, but he has the real talent (musically) for it.

  • A guy who really loves Jeff Buckley
    A guy who really loves Jeff Buckley

    Um...Robert Pattinson is NOT talented he has a silver of talent. And that silver of acting isn't good enough to play Jeff Buckley. If he can't play a FICTIONAL character the right way what makes you think he's good enough to play a tragic real life hero like JB. He's cardboard. He's cardboard in music. He's cardboard in acting. Jeff was a very sarcastic man. Does Pattinson even know what sarcasm is? But, you know because of the way Hollywood is they'll give it to Suckinson, because you know they gave a part in the Runaways to his equally cardboard Twilight girlfriend. f*ck Hollywood. They didn't love Jeff when he was alive. And they love him when he's dead. f*ck it all.

  • Amanda.
    Amanda.

    Franco for sure. He's talented and will be able to portray Buckley perfectly with the right training and prep. Not to mention, they look identical. I will be pissed if Pattinson gets the role. He's just not ready and won't be able to portray Jeff Buckley for who he is. For all you saying he has a great voice, have you ever heard Buckley? His voice is uncomparable, therefore just because he sings doesn't mean he should have the role. It's called lip syncing, and they should do this for whoever gets the role. Then again, I think this movie is too soon. We'll see. But please, please, please pick Franco or someone else. Maybe Jared Leto? I've heard that he was also in consideration. I am confident he'd be able to prepare for the role nicely. RIP Jeff Buckley.

  • rebecca
    rebecca

    Pattinson of course

  • tania
    tania

    Franco's just a clothes peg. Boring. Uninspiring. Pattinson's the exciting choice.

  • emily
    emily

    Pattinson and Buckleys songs - a match made inheaven

  • judith
    judith

    I adore Pattinson;s voice. It would be awesome to hear him sing Buckleys songs

  • bowler
    bowler

    i want a true musician to play Buckley so it needs to be Pattinson. A man with soul

  • ali
    ali

    Pattinonson is an awesome singer/songwriter and perfect for the role.

  • jen
    jen

    Pattinson has the voice, the musicianship and looks enough like Buckley. Franco cannot sing or play the instruments. Enough said. I'm all bio'd out with Franco. I want someone who has the right sklls and Pattinson does.

  • jen
    jen

    Pattinson has the voice, the musicianship and looks enough like Buckley. Franco cannot sing or play the instruments. Enough said. I'm all bio'd out with Franco. I want someone who has the right sklls and Pattinson does.

  • immom
    immom

    how bout NO ONE....leave jeff buckley's story alone

  • jen
    jen

    Pattinson has the voice, the musicianship and looks enough like Buckley. Franco cannot sing or play the instruments. Enough said. I'm all bio'd out with Franco. I want someone who has the right sklls and Pattinson does.

  • cora
    cora

    I wish people would look past Twilight and see Robert Pattinson for the talent he does have. He's a great actor/musician/Writer, he has a great voice and sings with alot of soul. I think either of them could pull off the part. Franco has the look but talent wise i would give it to Rob.

  • G-money
    G-money

    I adore Rob Pattinson, but I think Franco is a dead-ringer for Buckley. It would be insane to give the role to anyone else!! There will be something great around the corner for Rob I'm sure.

  • G-money
    G-money

    I adore Rob Pattinson, but I think Franco is a dead-ringer for Buckley. It would be insane to give the role to anyone else!! There will be something great around the corner for Rob I'm sure.

  • G-money
    G-money

    I adore Rob Pattinson, but I think Franco is a dead-ringer for Buckley. It would be insane to give the role to anyone else!! There will be something great around the corner for Rob I'm sure.

  • abby
    abby

    james franco of course pattison is the worst singer and franco looks so much like buckley

  • elisilla
    elisilla

    I would love to see Rob in this movie, but I think James Franco looks much more like Buckley, also he 30, Rob is too young.

  • joanna
    joanna

    Its hilarious that people think a tone deaf non musician can play this role. It has to be Pattinson or another true musician. Pattinson has soul and lives for music. Thats the type of actor that needs to play Buckley and not some guy who loves to pose in designer clothes all the time.

  • lana
    lana

    Pattinson without doubt

  • andreab
    andreab

    Rob truly deserves this film role. Franco doesnt. He doesnt have the skill. Infact its insulting to think a non singer and musician should play the role.

  • dev
    dev

    I;m touched by Pattinson's music ability. He lives for music. I want hsi dream to come true.

  • shel
    shel

    Pattinson would excite . Franco wouldnt.

  • caro
    caro

    Franco is a preening model and thats about it.

  • stu
    stu

    Franco cant act. he's been terrible in everything Ive seen him in. Most over rated actor in Hollywood. Franco is dire.

  • helen
    helen

    Pattinson's music is exceptional. I adore his singing and would see a film of his. Franco forget it. i'm not remotely interested in seeign him mime.

  • jess
    jess

    has to be Rob. He's perfect for a musical bio

  • Molly Marco
    Molly Marco

    Pattinson can sing, Franco can act. Franco is a more obvious and safer choice. Franco likely will not be an embarrassment, whereas the risk is there if Pattinson gets the role. Pattinson may be able to pull it off, perhaps with some good direction? For what it's worth, Pattinson is prettier.

  • dawn
    dawn

    I would love to Rob in this film. Ron does have the singing experience, but James looks exactly like the real perwon.

  • alavanille
    alavanille

    James Franco has to get this role. His role in Milk was ASTOUNDING.

  • alavanille
    alavanille

    [quote=Jimmy Jim]Franco can show emotion, and just looks like buckley, i don't think there is a competition. Robert Pattinsons days in hollywood will expire once the twilight fans go through puberty. AGREED.

  • EffYouSeeKayYou
    EffYouSeeKayYou

    If Franco doesn't get it, I will be pissed. He's a way better actor and he actually has a good singing voice. Rob can NOT compete

  • laetitia
    laetitia

    james franco, definitely

  • Nobody.
    Nobody.

    Yea, I was kidding about not getting the part because of his gorgeous hair, not that he doesn't have gorgeous hair. And I never knocked Jeff Buckley’s talent and a I have been listening to his mu sic for years honey and I know th at he was an exceptionally ta lented artist which is why I th ink Rob will do him justice. Rob lo ves his music and can sing and pl ay guitar like nobody’s busi ness. And it will be believable bec use an artist & actor will be play ing the part. No lip sinking and fake guitar playing because Rob roc s on guitar, he knows JB’s music and with proper coaching will sing ike JB. I am a James Franco fan a well but come on, he's not an artis and I wouldn’t enjoy the movie kn owing that the actor cannot sing & lay guitar. Let's let the artist p lay artist and we will just have to ignore the Tweens. I'll have their a s kicked out of the theatre if they make a peep. I have every confiden ce that Rob Pattinson will see to i t that Jeff Buckley's awesome talent & story is portrayed beautif lly. I will be back after the movi e is out to offer all you non-beli evers a piece of humble pie I wasn't referring solely to your comment, just to everyone who doesn't even know who Jeff Buckley is. Anyways, I don't think anyone should sing in the movie. It's just impossible to sound anything like him. Lip syncing is the only way they can possibly capture Jeff Buckley, because music IS Jeff Buckley. I want the movie to be about him, noone else. Not Robert Pattinson, Edward Cullen, whatever. And that's what the movie will be if he's casted. I don't think he's talented and therefore don't see him as the right choice. Then again, noones the right choice, because the movie shouldn't be made.

  • danybr
    danybr

    James Franco without disussion. He is just perfect.

  • blahdee
    blahdee

    Jeff: Brad Pitt (yes, they can de-age him) Joan: Ellen Page Chris Dowd: Jamie Foxx? Gary Lucas: Richard Dreyfus Michael Tighe: Michael Cera Matt Johnson: Josh Holloway Danny Fields: Terry O'Quinn My main hope for the movie is that there isn't a need for a Keith Foti. Also I hope they have Andrea Lisle.

  • ladyaries
    ladyaries

    You've got to be kidding right? Jeff Buckley was an amazingly talent, brilliant musician. Yes, he was gorgeous, but his looks are not important, his music and his story is. Rob Pattinson is some untalented 'actor' that has millions of teens obsessing over. That is NOT the movie that should be made. Personally, any movie wouldn't be able to do Jeff Buckley justice, but seriously? Rob Pattinson. Please, NO! James Franco, on the other hand, I can see. Like I said, a movie probably shouldn't be made, at least not yet. But if it must, James Franco will do it best. He's very talented and has a stricking resemblence to jeff. I can just see it now if Pattinson gets the role, millions of fan girls going just to see HIM. That is not what Jeff would of wanted. Twilight girls can just stop. Yea, I was kidding about not getting the part because of his gorgeous hair, not that he doesn't have gorgeous hair. And I never knocked Jeff Buckley’s talent and as I have been listening to his music for years honey and I know that he was an exceptionally talented artist which is why I think Rob will do him justice. Rob loves his music and can sing and play guitar like nobody’s business. And it will be believable because an artist & actor will be playing the part. No lip sinking and fake guitar playing because Rob rocks on guitar, he knows JB’s music and with proper coaching will sing like JB. I am a James Franco fan as well but come on, he's not an artist and I wouldn’t enjoy the movie knowing that the actor cannot sing & play guitar. Let's let the artist play artist and we will just have to ignore the Tweens. I'll have their ass kicked out of the theatre if they make a peep. I have every confidence that Rob Pattinson will see to it that Jeff Buckley's awesome talent & story is portrayed beautifully. I will be back after the movie is out to offer all you non-believers a piece of humble pie

  • Jeffrey Scott Sorensen
    Jeffrey Scott Sorensen

    I'll be furious if that twilight loser takes over the part as legendary Jeff Buckley. James Franco has been a shoe in for this part ever since there was a whisper of a biopic. Mystery White Boy will be the name of the film.

  • Londonlady
    Londonlady

    James Franco would do the legendary Jeff Buckley more justice. Pattison has the twilight hype at the moment, I dont think he can pull it off. Franco is a great actor I think most Buckley fans would respect him doing the role. Just would be strange if any actor would try to sing like Buckley, Buckley has an amazing voice, I dont think anyone could compare to him vocally.

  • james
    james

    Why do some of these people keep on saying that Pattinson is a brilliant musician.While he can sing and play instruments,he has not proven a thing yet.Did he sell any albums?None.In fact, the producers thought Catherine Hardwick, the director was crazy for making Rob's song a background music when Bella was writhing in pain. Rob's own version of Bella's lullabye was rejected and they had to get Charles Burwell to compose the lullabye and have pattinson play it in the movie.Until Pattinson proves a thing about his acting and music,let's not overrate him.I still wonder how mush money he can bring when his movie is not PG 13 meaning no tweens are allowed to watch.With Remember Me,Pattinson has a great supporting cast like Pierce Brosnan.Lena Olin,etc.If Summit really believe that Pattinson is everything,they should not have hired big actors such as Brosnan and Olin,etc.

  • james
    james

    In the movies,I don't think the actors who are going to play the singers life are required to really sing.They can lipsync.So fro me,James Frnaco should get the role.

  • kurimao
    kurimao

    As for teen age fans of Rob who wants him to play Jeff Buckley,how about if it's not PG 13? You won't be able to watch it so it won't help.While Rob is adorable,he has not proven a thing yet about his acting so the role must go to the very handsome James Franco who by the way can really act.So far we have only seen Robert brooding in Twilight while HArry Pottter is for kids.

  • Lu Vivaldi
    Lu Vivaldi

    i lov rob, but i think james franco would be better for this role... James looks more like Jeff Buckley in my opinion

  • Sher
    Sher

    yuck I can't imagine anyone having the talent required to portray Jeff Buckley with the skill, passion and heart required... I hope that it falls through and they decide to wait another 15 years. with any luck pattinsons temporary star would have faded and franco would be all biopic'd out

  • jillylakshmi
    jillylakshmi

    Rob Pattinson is a fantastic musician, singer and actor. James Franco is a fantastic actor but don't know if he's a musician and singer. Rob can sound like Jeff Buckley, no problem, (Listen to Rob's "I was broken" on youtube). But if James can play guitar and sing he'd be great too. Tough choice. Glad I'm not the producer.

  • kitykat
    kitykat

    DEFINATELY JAMES FRANCO!!!!! i love rpatz but i love jeff buckley way more, rob just wouldnt do it justice frnaco would be amazing

  • Mary
    Mary

    James Franco looks a lot like Buckley,He should win the part,I think he'll be fine.Pattinson on the other hand could play Michael Tighe (Buckley's guitarist),but I definitely don't want to see Pattinson playing Buckley...

  • Thom
    Thom

    i hope someone who whos responsibale for the desicion see the comments on the gossip sites because Jeff Buckley is my obssesion and my all time fvorite musician and if robert pattinson isnt playing him im not seeing the movie. hes such a great actor and you cn see the pain when he plyis wich is perfect for the role.

  • alkestida
    alkestida

    i do love rob pattinson, but i think he's too inexperienced in acting to play such a major, major role-and i think people owe to memory of buckley to choose the best possible one. that said, if pattinson were cast, and the film didn't work out, i think it would be poisonous for his career and ego. let him grab a small bite before a shark one. oh, and i do think it's too early for buckley biopic anyway.

  • grant
    grant

    I am nearly wetting my pants with excitement at the idea of Pattinson singing Last Goodbye. Please make it happen.

  • barbery
    barbery

    Too many Franco bio's. Time to give the best singer and musican and versatile actor the chance. Pattinson for me.

  • jane
    jane

    Its very important to have a credible musician play this role. Pattinson should get it and I hope he does as he wants it so much.

  • Trish
    Trish

    Pattinson has great roles lined up. Franco has another stoner role on the cards. Me things Pattinson is the one on the way up. Plus he has the musical skills and vocal ability. Plus zillions of fans all over the world. Get real producers you know it makes sense to go with Pattinson. Pattinson even upstaged Pitt in Cannes.

  • jo
    jo

    Pattinson excites me for this role. Franco makes me go meh

  • steph
    steph

    Franco is so over rated. Ive not liked any of his performances. He's reduced to being in stoner films. Give me Pattinson's versatility. I cant see Franco as a Comanche warrior or 19th century french soldier come journalist. Pattinson can play the guitar and piano and harmonica to a high standard and his voice is rich sexy and soulful.

  • catlover
    catlover

    PATTINSON FOR CERTAIN. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT

  • dalglish
    dalglish

    Pattinson's getting awesome roles ie Comanche warrior in Unbound capitves, Georges Duroy in Bel Ami. Amazing roles. He's very versatile. Add his amazing musical ability and astunding voical skills and we have our man. He looks enough like Buckley to do just fine. Rob singing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5xfj2Pb6F8

  • Jenn
    Jenn

    James Franco, he is a far better actor not only for this part but overall compared to Rob

  • emily
    emily

    robert pattinson DEFFOO !!!

  • Audrey
    Audrey

    Franco... he excels in biopics! Remember his interpretation of James Dean. Amazing!!

  • janey
    janey

    Pattinson would be incredible in this role. His voice is astounding

  • barnes
    barnes

    Pattinson deserves this. He has always wanted to play Buckley

  • Your Milkshake I Drink It
    Your Milkshake I Drink It

    No brainer Pattinson of course. Pick a singer and musician not a model. Bollocks. Pick the better actor.

  • Rafaella
    Rafaella

    Jeff Buckley deserves a good actor, so I'll pick Franco, although I think the idea of a biopic is very stupid... I truly hope I'll never see this shiny vampire as Jeff. Ew, disgusting!

  • di
    di

    No brainer Pattinson of course. Pick a singer and musician not a model.

  • Your Milkshake I Drink It
    Your Milkshake I Drink It

    if they just want someone to mime Buckley then just go and buy the albums. If its a film we want an interpretation and Pattinson singing these songs would be spectacular. The fact he lives to sing gives added depth to the performance. These cookie cutter arguments do not hold any water. What about the Edith Piaf film? Marion Cotillard mimed for that role and she delivered a powerful performance. That is right. She acted. That is the whole point of the job. To feign. This is what they are in it for. I doubt the main cast of The Godfather were real-life mobsters. Jeff Buckley Biopic = a film about JEFF BUCKLEY. No long time fan wants to go to the cinema only to see some soul-depraved kid try to sing the songs in a lower key because they can't hit the notes.

  • su-ee
    su-ee

    I agree with Meh. Too soon.

  • sandy
    sandy

    if they just want someone to mime Buckley then just go and buy the albums. If its a film we want an interpretation and Pattinson singing these songs would be spectacular. The fact he lives to sing gives added depth to the performance.

  • schoffield
    schoffield

    Pattinson all the way

  • tanny
    tanny

    There's onl yone man who can pull this off - Pattinson

  • chacha
    chacha

    Pattinson is an incredible singer. I listen to his recordings all the time. He's a very skilled musician.

  • beastie girl
    beastie girl

    Pattinson has the talent and passable looks for Buckley plus box office appeal Noone goes to see a Franco film. Get real. Franco has to tag onto other bigger names to get a look in.

  • ruthie
    ruthie

    Franco is a male model, no more. Pattinson should get it. Just audition and then Pattinson will walk it hands down.

  • strodu
    strodu

    Stewart as Joan jett and Pattinson as Buckely would be a pr dream come true. Make it so. Pattinson is perfecto for this role.

  • Lulu
    Lulu

    James Franco is defenetly the best for the part of Jeff !

  • kerching
    kerching

    Rob couls do this role justice and Franco couldnt. For once in your life Hollywood pick an actor who has musical ability and a soulful voice.

  • mldrfile
    mldrfile

    I think with Rob's singing ability he should get the role. Franco looks like Buckley but I just think Rob could pull it off better.

  • Fish
    Fish

    Pattinso's perfect for the role but Franc's been a*rse licking Buckley's mum so its a done deal. Expect a lot of miming and poor quality musicianship Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz As opposed to a comically bad impression and junior level musicianship? Yup I'll take Franco.

  • lalland
    lalland

    Franco is a terrible actor and ruined the dean bio. He really is just a good self publicist. How many more adverts will we see him in. It was so lame how he dropped out of that speech at Uni. Serves him right for being pushy in the first place.

  • gish
    gish

    Pattinso's perfect for the role but Franc's been a*rse licking Buckley's mum so its a done deal. Expect a lot of miming and poor quality musicianship Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • becca
    becca

    I;d rather Rob did big budget films that got a wide audience. Not a film seen by a tiny minority. I;d rather listen to Rob's own music and not copy someone else. If Rob had to mime then no way. he's too good for that.

  • ruth
    ruth

    Franco's doen too many bio's - boring. Pick Pattinson who at least can sing and is a fantastic musician. He'd put hsi heart and soul into this.

  • elena
    elena

    ROBERT PATTINSON!!!

  • Tequila Vampire
    Tequila Vampire

    Jeff Buckley had a 4 octave range, and was one of the only white boys to emit the same kind of soul as artists such as Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. Jeff could sing in various styles including: opera, Qawwali, scat, etc.. RobPattz does not have a 4 octave range. Thus, he can't even hit the E5 at the end of Grace, nor even the full G5 in What Will You Say. RobPattz does not even hold a candle to the classic soul artists - Not even in the slightest. RobPattz can barely annunciate his words whilst singing his own music. I cringe even thinking about him attempting opera or Sufi music. In conclusion: So you want Robert Pattinson to play this role because you honestly believe in his acting ability? Fine. I see no fault in that decision. However, do not even begin to think about whether Rob can sing like Jeff Buckley. He's not even in the same universe - both in voice and guitar playing. Whoever gets the part in this abortion of a film WILL have to lip sync. And that's that.

  • sweats
    sweats

    Franco is souless. Pattinson oozes soul and when he sings - well its peerfection. I want to hear his interpretation of Buckley's songs. I just know he can BE Buckley in the film. He woudl totally lose hmself in the character.

  • sothere
    sothere

    Franco is a terribly over rated actor. Stick to modelling

  • spence
    spence

    If Pattinson gets to audtion he'll get the role. His amazing musical performances will see him throuhg BUT Franco has been suckign up to the mum for a long time so its probably a done deal. He'll be a puppet on a string and mime. BORING

  • lorna
    lorna

    Pattinson would be a dream come true. I want it to happen

  • sarah
    sarah

    Pattinson has all the right skill sets for the role and looka enough like Buckely. Franco is just a store dummy with no musical ability. Pattinson lives to sing and thats the sort of actor I want to play Buckley.

  • brown
    brown

    It would be amazing to hear Pattinson sing as Buckley on film. I;d pay to see that. I wouldnt pay to see Franco. He's so plastic. Such a poser.

  • cres
    cres

    An unknown would work but other than that pick Pattinson as he can sing and play instruments. Franco is happy to mime. I hate musical bios where they mime. So fake.

  • sola
    sola

    Pattinson hands down. He is musically gifted

  • caz
    caz

    Franco doesnt have Pattinson’s musical ability. I;d be peeved if Franco got it just for looks. Pattinson’s soulful voice is perfect for the role and he looks enough like Buckley to make it work.

  • karen
    karen

    Buckley’s mother had originally said she wanted someone to mime to the records but the latest quote suggests otherwise. This helps Pattinson as it sounds like they arent just after a mime artist to play the role. Far better have an actor really sing. Actors miming in films is soulless.

  • Jimmy Jim
    Jimmy Jim

    Its irrelevant if franco has no musical ability. Neither does britney spears or the jonas brothers, and they pretend to be musicians 24 hours a day. All franco has to do is lip sync like EVERY MOVIE about a musicians life. Get real ladies. Time to step out of the twilight zone.

  • guest
    guest

    To the producers of Buckley’s biopic, just an FYI that Robert lives and breathes music. Capturing the essence of a soulful singer/songwriter is best accomplished by one who already has it in their heart and not just acting the part. Robert is my only choice.

  • wow
    wow

    Without a doubt - Robert Pattinson. Amazing actor & a great musician, there shouldn’t even be another option or consideration.

  • pfan
    pfan

    If all they want is a look alike then its Franco but he doesnt have any of the skill sets for the role. At least Pattinson and James Masters who is also mentioned for the role can sing and play instruments. I want someone who can put their own interpretation on the songs. Otherwise just go out and buy Buckleys albums. Pattinson would work if he cleaned up his diction slightly. He has a very rich voice. Its not what you expect him to sound like.

  • susan
    susan

    Pattinson has a fantastic soulful voice and is a brilliant musician. Franco doesnt have either skill.

  • helen
    helen

    Buckleys’s mother has said the following: Guibert revealed that the actor portraying her son, who drowned tragically in 1997, will have to sing and play his own instruments for the role. “Whoever gets the part will need a lot of self-discipline because they won’t be able to fake it,” she said. “It’s going to take a phenomenal set of skills.” Rob Pattinson is an excellent musician and singer and looks quite like Buckley. Franco only has the looks.

  • tots
    tots

    Pattinson is incredibly versatile. He shows heart and soul on screen while Franco comes across as a preeny maie model. He is a very over rated actor. This roles requires real musical ability and Pattinson has that by the bucket. You cant fake that and Franco would look like a sham.

  • shannon
    shannon

    Franco hasno musical ability. Thsi role needs someone who lives and breathes musica as POattinson does.

  • ali
    ali

    Pattinson has the voice, musical ability and looks a bit likw Buckely. No brainer for me its Pattinson

  • violetshock
    violetshock

    i'm a huge rob fan, but james deserves this role. if i see past rob's gorgeous looks then its obvious that he is a TERRIABLE actor.. the only reason girls are in love with him is because of his gorgeous face. for how long can u survive in H'wood with good looks? if he doesn't improve his acting skills he will fade into the oblivion after the breaking dawn movie, the hype will will die and girls will find someone else to swoon over. the squealing teens are obviously in denial. jeff buckly wasn't some singer he was a legend and i respect him. we need someone who can act and do full justice to the role, if rob's cast then its only because he is a crowd puller and can bring in loads of cash. i want people to go watch this movie to see a version of jef buckey's life, if robs cast people would just go to watch him and squeal.

  • sash
    sash

    Pattinson is an incredible musical artist. If the producers want quality they should pick Pattinson

  • carrie28
    carrie28

    wow.. iv NEVER noticed how much james franco looks like jeff buckley!! im a huge twilight AND jeff buckley fan.. and i seriously dont think anyone wud be upset if the actor wasnt ACTUALLY singing. if james franco got the role and they used a voiceover of someone else who sounds just like jeff... it wud be such a realistic portrayal of his life.. im getting out the tissues! FRANCO ALL THE WAY!

  • helen
    helen

    If they want a stuffed dummy that cant sing or play music then Franco. If they want a soulful singer then Pattinson

  • hannay
    hannay

    Pattinson has an incredible voice and musical ability . Franco has none.

  • hahaha
    hahaha

    you Rob acting haters obviously havent seen his other films, hes a WAY BETTER ACTOR than Franco

  • ummm
    ummm

    To Hannah... boy you must be amazing... how do you possibly manage to look at yourself in the mirror and escape to do anything else... narcissism is a terrible thing... hopefully you can pull yourself off of your high horse before you fall off.

  • Purps
    Purps

    well Robert Pattinson has the voice for it...in fact his voice and singing style is very very similar to Buckley's...Franco has the looks for it...Franco could practically pass for his brother or something...so it's a matter of what you want to be true to in the biopic...his music or his looks...

  • gill
    gill

    i love rob, but this is for james! heath ledger would have been a good choice because theres a def a resemblance.. :(

  • suzy
    suzy

    uhhhmmm franco's so played out...... he may be mr biopic., but your quite right, he is a good actor, and there in lies the problem... an actor would be souless in this part.... i would think jeffs mom, would want someone deep, emotional, introspective, creative, musical, very human and probably somewhat quirky to play her son.... like it or not, ROBERT PATTINSON, has the soul of a poet, an artist, a musician.... he lives in a weird world of irony... buckley was deep, and probably saw world with the same eyes as pattinson.... dont lie to yourself, this isnt about how impeccably franco could play this part. this is about this mother making sure, that the soul of her son, is ;properly translated in this story. i guarantee you, if she does homework, she will not hesitate to choose pattinson. he is just human and real enough to pay tribute to jeff buckley ...

  • WTF!!!!
    WTF!!!!

    is this a joke? are they seriously DEBATINGon who to cast for this role?! CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY THIS IS A DEBATABLE SUBJECT. Pattinson's "acting" is being considered for this? i am in disbelief. hollywood...oh hollywood...

  • care
    care

    [quote=Jimmy Jim]Franco can show emotion, and just looks like buckley, i don't think there is a competition. Robert Pattinsons days in hollywood will expire once the twilight fans go through puberty. .....and i bet ur a so wrong for that, the reason y rob accept some more role coz he dont want tobe known for twilight saga only like what happen to actor's/actres fromharry potter.......poor u, and hey we talking about someone to portray a musician, francocan act and rob as well but rob got it all....he's a great musician dude..

  • notjustanotherlalala
    notjustanotherlalala

    He looks more like James Franco. Plus James franco has proven himself to be able to play seriousroles wheras robert pattinson has chosen characters who are a little less serious.

  • mandyrocks
    mandyrocks

    hispanicatthedisco, I love you. as for you mr. ooh looky me im in the movie bizz blah blah blah blah pull my left ball it has bells on it, Um...who the f*ck cares...this Robert Bobby Bob tw*t Pattinson is only the flavor of the month until someone else comes along...let's recall Orlando Bloom...where the f*ck is that tw*t these days? EXACTLY. If Mary Guibert has any f*cking common sense she'll go with the guy who resembles Jeff, same as Ritchie Valens-Louis Dimaond whatever his last spic name was...all the douchebags who protrayed buddy holly--although throwing a -d actor behind thick rimmed glasses isnt very hard...er...oh and Ray...I just hope that Franco doesnt feel that the spirit of Jeff is rushing through his veins and try to take it a step further like that f*cking waste of human flesh actor guy who protrayed Ray Charles...I dont even remember the guys name, I just know he should be thrown in traffic. Anyways, Mary is a tw*t for doing this and I disrespect her wholeheartly, she can blame th "industry" for "going to do it anyways so I wanted to be a step ahead" all the f*ck she wants...bitch doesnt work and lives off the income her son provides her even in his own death (sad) so yeah...This is all too sick for its own good and Buckley is going to be protrayed as another one of those musicians who's life turned movie screen--who's story becomes more than what it was and the whole focus will lure away from Jeff's original purpose which was simply MUSIC. That's all he was about and that's all he should be about...no making movies or any of that sh*t.

  • tatts09
    tatts09

    I just want to have sex with Rob, that's all I'm asking for! I don't care who gets the role!! tell me about it..i want him too..just for one night...thats all i want...

  • Dee Lee
    Dee Lee

    in reply to your question guest 1, I say Franco. tween girls did not show up at the box off for Pattinson as Dali and they won't show up for this bio either. So no money will be made by casting him in it. The movie will be a fail because it is evident Hollywood producers only casted him for his tween status and his name is hot on internet search engines. tweens only want to see him doing schloppy twilight films...watch all the future movies he is being optioned for, they will flop because he is not a string actor. if he weren't good looking his acting would be considered nothing special at all.

  • moi
    moi

    Franco all the way, I have a Jeff Buckley album and the picture of him on the front looks EXACTLY like James Franco. Plus Pattinson isn't that great of an actor, so he'd probably ruin it.

  • guest 1
    guest 1

    well ok heres the thing, i'm in the movie business myself producers look for someone with talent who can play the role but they also want to make a lot of money, no doubt on that one. James Franco bares an uncanny resemblance to Jeff Buckley he could pull it off easily. But with Robert Pattinson's fan base that spells $$$$$$$$$$$$ however Robert Pattison will have to prove that he is more than just a tween sensation. It won't be hard to make Pattinson look like Jeff with the talent of makeup artists and stylist, if any of you have any doubts on this take for instance how much James Franco looked liked James dean in his portrail of the mega star, they have different colouring yet the likeness had me godsmacked and i felt like i was actually watching the real James Dean himself, James Franco is an excellent actor. As for musical training i am pretty sure that can be learned and won't be too much of a problem for both actors. Now James Franco has a good resume it is good to have these kind of actors working for you his career keeps growing. However we don't know where Robert Pattinson will be in the next ten years, maybe he will fade away, maybe not. To stay on top in this business you have to sell, unfortunetly it is true. Its not so hard to become a best seller as it is to maintain this success throughout your entire career. it does go up and down too. If you asked me to choose i would take the risk with Robert Pattinson this business is not about playing it safe. i also like the way Rob comes across in interviews when he is promoting movies. He is animated and entertaining and funny. But now i want to know your thoughts. Who do you think will make this movie big? James or Robert? reply back.

  • Grace Fan
    Grace Fan

    This is all wrong. This would be like covering Ledgers death. I think that some of the songs Pattinson did in T-light were Buckley-esque, which may be why this idea even came up, but the boy does not annunciate. I'm conflicted. I would watch it, not matter who does it, but it just feels wrong,

  • Dee Lee
    Dee Lee

    for the love of all the saints...someone stop this insanity of casting Pattinson in this role, Ok Hollywood we get it..he's a good looking guy..but his acting credits is a joke...Before Twilight he did maybe 2 movies....And does anyone in their right mind really think his acting in Twilight was above laughable....? If James Franco or another actor with acting chops doesn't get this role..and Pattinson gets it...that is indeed a sign of how Hollywood caters to tweens. Talent does not matter just a chiseled face.

  • cloudpuff2007
    cloudpuff2007

    [quote=Jimmy Jim]Franco can show emotion, and just looks like buckley, i don't think there is a competition. Robert Pattinsons days in hollywood will expire once the twilight fans go through puberty. I am a Twilight fan but I totally freaking agree with this. Rpattz cant really act, to be quite honest, and those who say he was great in Twilight are delusional. He is a horrid actor and the fact that he is attractive is the only reason people want him in movie roles. Franco better win this.

  • Madison Emerald
    Madison Emerald

    f u ducky ur smoking pot. i dont know if jeff is a conformist i don't really like him that much but his fans totally are because they read about him and think hes really profound like NPR or something. lisen to some real music troll buttwipe. halleluja sucks.

  • Alyssa
    Alyssa

    [quote=Jimmy Jim]Franco can show emotion, and just looks like buckley, i don't think there is a competition. Robert Pattinsons days in hollywood will expire once the twilight fans go through puberty. I Like Twilight but i really freaking agree with this. 100 %

  • annie
    annie

    bk, et. al.: dude. James Franco could pull off musical talent far better than Robert Pattinson will ever be able to pull off acting.

  • andrew
    andrew

    are you kidding me? this is a movie that makes no sense to be made. the vast majority of people have no idea who he was (which is ultimately depressing). the only possible benefit of this being made would be to spread the word of his music further than it has already reached. as far as these 2 people for the role? havent ever seen pattinson act, but his appearance screams douchebag, franco can act, and doesnt appear to be a giant tool. as far as people making the argument for who has the voice to do it... youre out of your mind if you think anyone on earth could replicate his singing and emotional intensity, his talent was out of this world.

  • Ducky
    Ducky

    Really, Madison Emerald? You're a troll right? Just here to stir the pot? You have to be. No one in their right mind would call Jeff Buckley a conformist. Your comments are just odd. I just finished watching the hack-job of a movie they call "Twilight." I wish I would have just stuck with the book. Robert Pattinson, while I really wanted to like him, is a crappy actor. Most people in that movie were. It was like watching a high school theater production. James Franco looks so much like Jeff Buckley and can act well. Either Franco or some unknown would be my vote.

  • Madison Emerald
    Madison Emerald

    ur a retard snob. you think ur music is better than other peoples just becuase ur a stupid CONFORMIST. let me guess you like radio head too because their so sopheeeeesto-cated *drags on long cigarrete filter and brushes dirt off fur coat* even if the entire movie is about jeff nobody will care everyone ecsept you and ur friends will be busy apprecaiting the TRUE MEANING of the movie which is BOB and his GORGOUS LOOKS. ha loser have to call him by his last name kuz you never met him rtard

  • Ng
    Ng

    I WILL WANT TO DIE IF ROBERT GETS THE ROLE. I liked him in Goblet of Fire but if he gets this role, all this little 11 year olds will make a joke out of Jeff. Jeff Buckley is extraordinary.

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    [quote=Madison Emerald]what the fuk dudes who cares if he can sing or show emoton. this isnt about jeff its about bob and yes i can call him bob since i MET HIM and hes way hotter. and that song sucks it doesnt even have a beat This isn't about Jeff? Uh, it seems that the ENTIRE MOVIE will be about Jeff. And spare us about how you call Pattinson "Bob" because you met him once; no one cares about your Tales From the Glory Hole...

  • Ella
    Ella

    I'm an RPatz fan but I have to give this one to Franco... he's a dead ringer .

  • Madison Emerald
    Madison Emerald

    what the fuk dudes who cares if he can sing or show emoton. this isnt about jeff its about bob and yes i can call him bob since i MET HIM and hes way hotter. and that song sucks it doesnt even have a beat

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    errm...jeff wasn't buried, ya know. Did somebody say he was? Tell me who, and I will KICK THEIR ASS!!!!

  • james
    james

    Buckley looks like James Franco and James Franco has proven his acting chops already with award winning milk plus s=he is better looking than RPAttz.Franco should get the role.

  • mandyrocks
    mandyrocks

    errm...jeff wasn't buried, ya know.

  • nanniee!
    nanniee!

    I'm a big fan of both but seriously I think james franco would do a better performance than rob... 1.- Rob's voice is good in it's own way and style, but still needs some classes, but no matter how great a musician and songwriter he can be he has no actual experience like james, I mean rob is a very talented actor too but there's something that is not in there... still 2.- James has almost all... the looks, the professionalism,the experience, the acting methods, the very unique way to show his emotions, I mean the man can play any role I does it really really good, about the voice maybe he doesn't have buckley's voice that's for sure, but i've heard him sing like in bloopers and stuff and he's voice is ok and with some good training wonders can happen, just like the case of joaquin phoenix or reese witherspoon in walk the line I mean they have regular voices but the training they did to get into the characters was so good that look at the great voices and performances they did on the movie, I mean flawless!!! So I would go for james franco...

  • pau
    pau

    Rob Patinson to play Jeff Buckley : euh this is a joke ??? Tell me please it is just a freaking joke like that i can laugh very hard. The awesome Jeff Buckley can't be played by anyone, he is unique ok !! But studios want to make money with using his icone status...it's just disgusting.. Anyway James Franco at least has a slight physical ressemblance with the angel Jeff, but that's all. An unknown actor would be the less worst choice but i am against a movie so... This idea is pathetic, Jeff must be turning in his grave, jesus !

  • Hello
    Hello

    James Franco looks more like him, even tho he screwed up the biopic of James Dean. but i dont think this would be the right role for Rob

  • Nobody.
    Nobody.

    And if Rob doesn't get the part it will be because his hair is just too freakin beautiful & full to play the part of JB who had thinning hair & receding hairline You've got to be kidding right? Jeff Buckley was an amazingly talent, brilliant musician. Yes, he was gorgeous, but his looks are not important, his music and his story is. Rob Pattinson is some untalented 'actor' that has millions of teens obsessing over. That is NOT the movie that should be made. Personally, any movie wouldn't be able to do Jeff Buckley justice, but seriously? Rob Pattinson. Please, NO! James Franco, on the other hand, I can see. Like I said, a movie probably shouldn't be made, at least not yet. But if it must, James Franco will do it best. He's very talented and has a stricking resemblence to jeff. I can just see it now if Pattinson gets the role, millions of fan girls going just to see HIM. That is not what Jeff would of wanted. Twilight girls can just stop.

  • mandyrocks
    mandyrocks

    neither. You can't sum up Jeff Buckley's life and music into a 2 or even 3 hour film. This is ridiculous and a money making deal on his Mother's behalf. Jeff wasn't the type of person to want that sort of attention, because he knew it would lure away from what he was really all about and that was the music. This will just lure people to become fans for all the wrong reasons.... I feel bad for the friends of Buckley who have to watch this all fall apart, it's bad enough they lost him once doing this will just make them feel like they've lost him twice. so f*ck Mary.

  • Linn
    Linn

    I went through puberty 25 years ago /quote] WOW, at age 3, that has to be a record! o_o & Go, James.

  • ladyaries
    ladyaries

    And if Rob doesn't get the part it will be because his hair is just too freakin beautiful & full to play the part of JB who had thinning hair & receding hairline

  • ladyaries
    ladyaries

    [quote=Jimmy Jim]Franco can show emotion, and just looks like buckley, i don't think there is a competition. Robert Pattinsons days in hollywood will expire once the twilight fans go through puberty. I went through puberty 25 years ago and I think since Jeff Buckley is one of Rob's favorite artists and Rob can sing his ass off he should and will get the part.

  • vanessa
    vanessa

    they both can act. but I mean I think James looks alot more like Jeff the Rob does...not that that means much, I guess it would just be more believeable. On the other hand Rob has a hord of teenage fans that will just go see the movie because he is in it which in return will make it a hit...whether it is good or not.

  • immom
    immom

    Rpatz=horrible actor

  • lea
    lea

    I think RPattz should portray . Not only is he gorgeous but he is a musician himself and could definitely relate to Buckleys weaknesses.

  • InLoveWithCalebFollowill
    InLoveWithCalebFollowill

    James Franco definitely resembles Jeff Buckley, but Robert Pattinson has the voice; not a great voice, but a decent one. His voice could be better if he mumbled less and pronounce each word clearly.

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    What's next, we wait a year for a Heath Ledger movie?!! Hollywood is just running out of stories to tell and re-tell apparently. Interesting you should say that, because looking at pictures of Jeff I can kinda see Heath Ledger being able to pull off the role.

  • beckah
    beckah

    I just want to have sex with Rob, that's all I'm asking for! I don't care who gets the role!!

  • flor
    flor

    James Franco of course! He´s perfect!

  • immom
    immom

    ummmm MIller...do you even know who jeff buckley is??? yeah, that was a sh*tty clip, but do yourself a favor and buy his album...obviously you know nothing about him. how 'bout hollywoods remakes of old tv shows and movies?? thats really bad. rob is the worst actor EVER>>>Twilight was a comedy right?

  • Miller
    Miller

    Wow people!!! Rob is both an excellent musician and a great singer, far better than the performance I saw above. Could he handle the role? I have no doubt. Should he? I wonder. I agree that it really isn't a story that needs to be told any time soon. What's next, we wait a year for a Heath Ledger movie?!! Hollywood is just running out of stories to tell and re-tell apparently.

  • Kelly
    Kelly

    Franco has the look, but Robert has the voice. Maybe Franco should get the role and they use R.Pat's voice...unless Franco has the voice too, cause I've never heard him sing.

  • krystal
    krystal

    I am a rob pattinson fan but james franco looks like jeff buckley and i think fans wouldnt like a british person to play him

  • im mom
    im mom

    if rpatz gets this i will move to siberia and kill myself....no one should ever try to play jeff buckley!!!! he was the ultimate hottie and talented musician of all time. please don't let this be true

  • violetshock
    violetshock

    i'm a huge rob fan, but i think james franco deserves this role more.

  • Jessi Brooke
    Jessi Brooke

    Obvious James Franco...he looks just like him. And it doesnt matter if he can sing or not, its like they are going to use whoever the actor that gets the roles real singing voice. I like Rob and he's a good actor but I think Franco would be the better choice.

  • Meh
    Meh

    I guess we've only go a few Twitards responding so far? I agree with Hannah, I can't stand Pattinson's voice either. Franco's a better actor, too. Here's my beef, boys and girls - this is TOO SOON. Let Buckley RIP for at least another decade or two before Hollywood makes money off of him, I beg you.

  • Larissah
    Larissah

    Robert Pattinson, hands down. He can do this musically and and physically.

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    Gotta give the advantage to Franco on this one. Not only is the resemblance eerie, but he's much closer to Buckley's age at the time of his passing.

  • bk
    bk

    To Hannah, blind, deaf and dumb - what a way to go through life. I think someone should have musical talent to play Buckley. Pattinson could definitely pull it off.

  • Lisa
    Lisa

    hm. i like robert pattinson but i think james franco would be better for this role. plus if the person were to sing, i dont think robert's voice would match up with jeff buckley's anyways:

  • Hannah Bradshaw
    Hannah Bradshaw

    I will kill someone if Robert Pattinson gets this role. Personally, though I love James Franco, I don't want him to get it either. I think it would be best for someone who isn't a "hunk" or a "heartthrob" in hollywood, to land this role. I think an unknown should play him, not someone necessarily with no experience, but definitely an indie actor. And Robert is a DREADFUL singer, not to mention just awful as Edward. But everyone in the Twilight movie has no idea how to act.

  • Jimmy Jim
    Jimmy Jim

    Franco can show emotion, and just looks like buckley, i don't think there is a competition. Robert Pattinsons days in hollywood will expire once the twilight fans go through puberty.

  • funderpants
    funderpants

    Franco's a ringer!!!

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