Saturday, June 13, 2009
Important casting news from ABC News:
James Franco and Robert Pattinson are neck-and-neck for the honor of playing musician Jeff Buckley in a biopic.
Buckley, who lived in the East Village, died in a drowning accident in Memphis on May 29, 1997.
And ABC's pick?
"My vote's on James Franco. Pattinson may be the hot young thang, but Franco can handle the tough roles and has Hollywood staying power. Plus, there's that eerily similar facial structure."
Anyway, according to another report: Jeff Buckley's mom, Mary Guibert, will help oversee the project and says the actor playing her son must sing and play the guitar himself. She claims, "Whoever gets the part will need a lot of self-discipline because they won't be able to fake it. It's going to take a phenomenal set of skills."