Dan Humphrey Goes Back To The ‘90s
“Gossip Girl” star Penn Badgley transforms into musician Jeff Buckley in “Greetings From Tim Buckley,” out in May.
But Penn Badgley does still have his boyish looks and charm in Greetings From Tim Buckley.
The film, directed by Daniel Algrant, tells the real life story of how Jeff Buckley landed on stage to deliver his legendary 1991 tribute concert to his father Tim Buckley’s songs.
Along the way, the younger Buckley meets a potential love interest (played by Imogen Poots), who admits to having “a huge crush on your father,” and struggles with the short but overarching career of his father.
Buckley’s career was also cut short when he drowned in 1997 in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 30. Before his death, Buckley released what would be his only studio album, Grace in 1994. Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk, a compilation of studio songs and demos, was released posthumously one year after his death.
The film is Badgley’s first major project since The CW’s Gossip Girl, which ended in December 2012. The 26-year-old actor will next star in the ensemble flick Parts per Billion, alongside Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson and Teresa Palmer, due in 2014.
Greetings From Tim Buckley will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month and open in New York and L.A. on May 3.