Snapped on Set: Penn Badgley Starts Filming ‘Greetings From Tim Buckley’ (PHOTOS)

By: Amanda Hasaka / August 22, 2011

Penn Semi-Shirtless!
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Penn Badgley is ready to step out of his Dan Humphries role!

The 24-year-old actor, who regularly stars on the hit CW show Gossip Girl, started filming Greetings From Tim Buckley in NYC on Monday morning. Looking particularly bohemian, he kept things simple in a brown t-shirt and necklace.

So, what can we expect from this new film?

PB is taking on the role of singer Jeff Buckley, son of musician Tim Buckley and according to IMDB the film will center around:

“The true story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley’s eminent 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert in St. Ann’s Church. Through a romance with a young woman working at the concert, he learns to embrace all of his feelings toward the father who abandoned him – longing, anger, forgiveness, and love. Culminating a cathartic performance of his father’s most famous songs, Jeff’s debut stuns the audience and launches his career as one of the greatest young musicians of his time.”

One of Buckley’s best known songs is his cover of “Hallelujah.” Take a listen below.

Greetings From Tim Buckley is scheduled for release in 2012. Will you see it when it hits theaters? Let us know in the comments!