When it was announced that Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley was set to acts and sings as the late musician Jeff Buckley in Greetings From Tim Buckley, a lot of people thought this was the worst casting anyone had ever heard of. However the first trailer showed he might actually be a very good choice.
Now a new promo has arrived, backing up the idea Badgley could be very good in this film, which is due out in the US later this month and will hopefully reach the UK later this year.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘In 1991, a young 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 forms a friendship with an enigmatic young woman (Imogen Poots) working at the show and begins to discover the powerful potential of his own musical voice. Greetings from Tim Buckley is filled with stirring musical performances and the memorable songs of a father and son who were each among the most beloved singer/songwriters of their respective generations. A presentation of Focus World, the alternative distribution label of Focus Features, and Tribeca Film.’