Greetings from Tim Buckley has a US distributor. Tribeca Film announced they've picked up the dramatic film which focuses on the relationship between Tim and Jeff Buckley. Directed by Dan Algrant (People I Know), Greetings from Tim Buckley stars Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley and Ben Rosenfield as Tim Buckley. Algrant co-wrote the script with Emma Sheanshang and David Brendel.
The official synopsis: "In 1991, a young musician named Jeff Buckley rehearses for his public singing debut at a Brooklyn tribute show for his father, the late folk singer Tim Buckley. Struggling with the legacy of a man he barely knew, Jeff finds solace in a relationship with an enigmatic young woman (Imogene Poots) working at the show. While they discover each other and New York City, the film also explores Tim's 1960s heyday, as he drives cross-country with a girlfriend and finds himself on the verge of stardom."
Announcing the acquisition, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises Geoff Gilmore stated: "Greetings from Tim Buckley is a uniquely independent vision--a musical, a love story, and an examination of a father-son relationship that never was. With an especially affecting performance by Penn Badgley, and directed by the very talented Dan Algrant, Buckley is an example of storytelling of the highest caliber and quality. We are especially excited to be partnering with Focus to release this film across all platforms."
Tribeca Film is aiming for a 2013 theatrical release.
Greetings from Tim Buckley isn't the only film about the life of singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley. Also in the works is a biopic on the singer which had been set to star Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark's Reeve Carney. That film, Mystery White Boy, just reportedly landed a new director, Amy Berg (West of Memphis), but may have lost its leading man.
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