Imogen Poots and Penn Badgley revisit the 90s on the set of Greetings from Tim Buckley
Posted by: Zack Bruce
Currently there are two movies on late musician Jeff Buckley moving along. It looks like GREETING FROM TIM BUCKLEY will be the first to release. The Jeff Buckley biopic from director Jake Scott only recently casted someone for the lead role, Reeve Carney, star of the broadway play SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK.
In this film, GOSSIP GIRL’s Penn Badgley plays the musician opposite love interest Imogen Poots. The two were spotted on the set which took me back to the 90s. Doc Martens everywhere! GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY follows 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 comes to understand the father who abandoned him. Culminating in 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.
To be fair, Buckley only really started to understand his father right before his own death in 1997. Tim and Jeff went down similar paths but Jeff never saw it that way. I really hope that this explores the relationship between the two in a true to life manner. I know it’s supposed to be a more fictionalized account but the lives of the two are so interesting that you don’t need anything extra.