Just like they do his fellow gorgeous, troubled musician Chet Baker, Hollywood finds the late Jeff Buckley irresistible. Though the first effort to make a movie of his life seems to have foundered (the rights to Dream Brother: The Lives & Music of Jeff & Tim Buckley were purchased last year, but no move has been made on the film), a second attempt is now being made, this one with the involvement of Mary Guibert, Buckley's own mother. Still untitled, the film will be produced by Guibert and Michelle Sy (who executive-produced Finding Neverland, one of the effective biopics that convinced Guibert her son's story could be told successfully on screen) and will be written and directed by Brian Jun, whose recent success at Sundance with Steel City brought him to Guibert and Sy's attention.

Though I know he was a very talented guy (and actually saw him in concert once), the only details I know about Buckley's life are that he drowned, and that his dad was Tim Buckley, so I don't have any particularly strong feelings about this news. Buckley fans, what do you guys think? Travesty waiting to happen, or a chance for the rest of us to get sucked into your obsession?
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