Saturday, June 13, 2009

James Franco vs. Robert Pattinson

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."


Alex in NYC said...

Ugh. Why can't they leave well enough alone? DON'T MAKE THIS MOVIE!!!!!

EV Grieve said...

Yes. Nothing against Jeff Buckley... but is there really a need for a biopic?

Alex in NYC said...

I don't think we need *ANY* more rock biopics, but for cryin' out loud, let Jeff Buckley rest in peace at last.

I had a weird run-in with his mother several years back. I briefly discuss it here: