Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley will star in the indie biopic Greetings From Tim Buckley from Smuggler Films, A-Z Prods. and Second Chance Prods.

Penn Badgley will play Tim Buckley's son Jeff, centering on the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's 1991 performance at his father's tribute concert in St. Ann's Church and focused on his coming to understand the father who abandoned him.

Greetings From Tim Buckley was written by Daniel Algrant, Emma Sheanshang and David Brendel and will be directed by Daniel Algrant.

Tim Buckley died in 1977 after a drug overdose. Jeff Buckley died in 1997 in a drowning.

The film will start production in August in New York City.