When it was announced in April that the late Jeff Buckley would be getting a biopic, the inevitable question arose: who would be playing the iconic singer? We tried to answer that question, however, none of our picks ended up making the cut. The man who will actually be stepping into Buckley's shoes is Penn Badgley from 'Gossip Girl.'

Since his tagic death in 1997, Jeff Buckley has become one of the most beloved singers of all time despite having only one proper album, 'Grace,' to his name which has since sold millions of copies worldwide.

Hit the jump to see more details on the upcoming film and why the studio ended up choosing Badgley.
In an official statement from Smuggler Films, the studio said that they "had been searching well over a year for an actor that can come close to Jeff's spirit while also having the serious musical chops required to authentically tell this story. Penn's audition blew us away and we knew we found our star."

The film focuses on the days leading up to Buckley's 1991 appearance at his father, Tim Buckley's, tribute concert in St. Ann's Church.

Do you think Penn Badgley is a good pick to play Jeff Buckley?

[via The Hollywood Reporter]
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