The film will chronicle the life of Buckley, one of the most critically acclaimed musical artists of his time, who died tragically at age 30 in a drowning accident in Memphis, Tennessee’s Wolf River.
Patricia Arquette has joined the cast of the Untitled Jeff Buckley Biopic for director Jake Scott (Welcome to the Rileys).
The actress will portray Mary Guibert, the mother of late guitarist Jeff Buckley. The role is said to be just a cameo, with Patricia Arquette appearing in both flashbacks and in the film's present day, where she convinces her son to attend the 1991 tribute concert for his father, Tim Buckley. That concert is believed to be Jeff Buckley's last public appearance before he tragically drowned to death in 1997, at the age of 30. We reported in August that Reeve Carney is portraying the guitarist.Read More
Actor/singer-songwriter Reeve Carney (Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark) has been cast as Jeff Buckley in the forthcoming Untitled Jeff Buckley Biopic, it was announced today by the filmmakers. To be directed by Jake Scott (Welcome to the Rileys), and written by Ryan Jaffe (story by, The Rocker), the filmmakers hold a robust rights package that includes the exclusive rights to Jeff's music and personal archives, and is fully supported by Buckley's mother, Mary Guibert, who serves as executive producer. Michelle Sy (Finding Neverland) and Orian Williams (Control) are producing, with Alison Raykovich (Jeff Buckley Music) serving as associate producer. Producers are currently out to additional cast for the project.
The film will chronicle the life of Buckley, one of the most critically acclaimed musical artists of his time, who died tragically at age 30 in a drowning accident in Memphis, Tennessee's Wolf River. Production will commence in New York and Memphis in November.Read More