It has been announced that there is an official Jeff Buckley biopic in the works. The film, titled Everybody Here Wants You will be co-produced by the late singer's mother, Mary Guibert and Alison Raykovich, who manages the singer’s estate.
Guibert said in a statement: “This will be the only official dramatisation of Jeff’s story which I can promise his fans will be true to him and to his legacy. Thankfully, my determination to assemble all the right participants, no matter how long it took, is about to culminate in the best way possible.”
Buckley will be played by singer Reeve Carney, who has previously performed in the Broadway shows Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again.
Jeff Buckley | “Last Goodbye”
Jeff Buckley sadly died in 1997 at the age of 30 after accidentally drowning in the Wolf River in Tennessee. He only released one, now iconic, album, Grace, in 1994 and was working on a follow-up, Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk at the time of his death. It was released posthumously in 1998.
The estranged son of revered folk musician Tim Buckley, who also died young of an overdose at just 28, Jeff struggled early on to make his own mark in music, separate to his father’s legacy. A number of films have films exploring the complex relationship have been released previously, including 2009’s Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley and 2012’s Greetings From Tim Buckley.
As reported by Variety, filming for Everybody Here Wants You will commence later this year – we will keep you posted!
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