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Jeff Buckley biopic is in the works, may or may not star Robert Pattinson

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Given the singer's immense talent, impeccable good looks and untimely tragic death, drowning in the Mississippi River at the age of thirty, it's surprising it took this long for a Jeff Buckley biopic to get off the ground. But now director Jake Scott is set to helm a new film about the influential singer-songwriter's life. Buckley's own mother, Mary Guibert, is also slated to be executive producer, which seems like a smart idea in terms of getting the all the details right.

No actors are currently attached to the project, though Robert Pattinson is strongly rumored to be starring. While we're against the idea of a vampiric teen idol filling the role, Buckley's mom sure isn't. According to Guibert, "Robert is a fine young actor. I'm flattered he's been linked to this project. When the time comes we'll give everybody an opportunity to be seen and heard." It's also been noted that Pattinson can sing, play guitar, and has even contributed to the Twilight soundtrack before. But just the idea of conflating Pattinson's musical output with, say, something as emotive and influential as Grace, is enough to make even the most casual Buckley fan want to hurl themselves into a river. For the sake of this film, can't James Franco learn how to lip sync?