The film, Mystery White Boy, is scheduled for release next year and will star Reeve Carney (Snow Falling on Cedars) and John Patrick Amedori as Buckley’s singer-songwriter friend, Michael Tighe.
The film is currently in preproduction in Memphis, where Jeff Buckley accidentally drowned in May 1997 when he was just 30.
Rather confusingly, this project, which is being directed by the son of Ridley Scott, is being produced alongside another Buckley film, Greetings From Tim Buckley. The latter is being produced by Michelle Sy and Orian Williams, co-executive produced by Amy Vaughan King and executive produced by Guibert.
2013 will undoubtedly be the battle of the Buckley biopics.