Reeve Carney, get ready to meet your competition. While Broadway’s Spider-Man is still prepping to begin filming on Jake Scott’s biopic of late singer Jeff Buckley, “Gossip Girl” star Penn Badgley has already completed work on playing the same man, in the Toronto International Film Festival selection “Greetings from Tim Buckley.” British actress Imogen Poots joins Badgley in what is described as a prelude that looks at a crucial but brief time period right before Buckley becomes the cult legend that he is today, and the first official images from the film have been released.
In the Dan Algrant directed film, “Greetings” chronicles the four days leading up to Buckley’s revelatory performance in a 1991 tribute concert dedicated to his absent father Tim, which launched his recording career. Poots plays a young woman he meets at the show, and together they “embark on a four-day journey that changes both their lives.”
The first images from the film, which has no distributor yet, can be viewed below.