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Jeff Buckley Biopic Moving Forward

By Garth Franklin Saturday April 9th 2011 01:15PM

The biopic of celebrated singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley is now finally moving ahead with Ridley Scott's son Jake Scott ("Welcome to the Rileys") set to direct reports Deadline.

Buckley emerged on the club scene in New York City in the early 1990s and recorded his only studio album "Grace" in 1994. After two years of touring, Buckley had begun work on his second album when he drowned in a boating accident in 1997 at the age of thirty. Since his death, his work has gone on to achieve success and acclaim, most notably his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".

Jake Scott has done numerous music videos for musicians like Tori Amos, U2, The Cranberries and REM. Ryan Jaffe (”The Rocker”) penned the script based on David Browne‘s book “Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley.”

The filmmakers have been granted full access to Buckley’s catalog of music and shooting aims to kick off this Fall.

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