first official 'Greetings from Tim Buckley' trailer has
dropped, featuring 'Gossip Girl' star Penn Badgley in
the role of iconic rock star Jeff Buckley...but can he
fill such big shoes?
answer seems to be yes. Jordan Hoffman is quoted in this
first trailer for 'Greetings from Tim Buckley,' calling
the film "one of the finest origin stories in recent pop
culture history," and we're hoping he's right.
of two Jeff Buckley biopics (the other is still in the
works), 'Greetings' follows Buckley (Penn Badgley) as
he's summoned to play in a tribute concert for his late
and oft-absent father, Tim.
to make a name for himself and escape the shadow of a
man who wasn't around much, Jeff struggles to find his
own voice with the help of a lady love interest in the
form of the charming Imogen Poots.
doesn't look too much like Jeff Buckley, but if that's
really his voice crooning in the trailer, he sure does
nail the sound of the doomed singer, which is no easy
feat. The film hits theaters and VOD on April 16, but
you can get a sneak peek