Unknown Reeve Carney Cast as OC Native Jeff Buckley in Film Bio

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Actor/singer-songwriter Reeve Carney, who starred in the Broadway production "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" has been cast as OC native Jeff Buckley in the film bio produced by Buckley's mother, Mary Guibert.

If you recall, Robert Pattinson was being considered as the lead in the film a few months ago, which will be directed by Jake Scott (Welcome to the Rileys), and written by Ryan Jaffe (The Rocker). They hold a rights package that includes the exclusive rights to Jeff's music and personal archives, and is fully supported by Buckley's mother who serves as executive producer. It's not the film that stars Penn Badgely (Gossip Girl) as Buckley either.

This film chronicles Buckley's life; he died at 30 in a drowning accident in Memphis, Tennessee's Wolf River. Production will begin in New York and Memphis in November.

Carney currently stars on Broadway as Peter Parker in "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark." Reeve also co-starred in Julie Taymor's The Tempest.

According to Comingsoon.net:

"We are over the moon that Reeve has agreed to take on this challenging role. I've seen him perform several times...he's been getting ready for this all his life. It certainly doesn't hurt that he looks so much like Jeff," said Guibert regarding the choice.
Scott commented, "We are excited to have found in Reeve the perfect combination of musical prodigy, impish charm, innate intelligence and sensitivity to play Jeff."

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Axshun04
Axshun04

Doesn't matter if the entire world knows his name or not, it's not like they found him flipping burgers plucked him off the street. He was performing songs w/ U2 on American Idol. I think that qualifies you as "known." 

Lille Bose
Lille Bose

You'd think that, but ... no.

Axshun04
Axshun04

Such a clever wit. I was wrong about you, Lille Bose. So wrong. And glad to see that you're still your #1 reader on this blog.

Lille Bose
Lille Bose

Oh, and if you're who I think you are, then I was wrong about you as well—especially since you're taking your news stories from HM anyway.

Lille Bose
Lille Bose

I'm so glad I can reply to your comments, Mr. Anonymous Axshun04, especially since you've resorted to useless taunts. Refresh away!

Axshun04
Axshun04

Right, because being the lead on one of Broadway's most-talked (and joked) about plays definitely makes him an "unknown." Might want to Google his band, Carney as well. They've been around too.

Lille Bose
Lille Bose

Riiight, and every time you say Reeve Carney people don't get blank looks on their faces and instead know exactly who you're talking about.

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