Jeff Buckley Biopic, Starring Reeve Carney, Gets New Director and Producers
A new Jeff Buckley biopic called Everybody Here Wants You is on the way, Variety reports. The film will star Reeve Carney, who has been rumored to be involved in a Buckley biopic for years, and who previously appeared in Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Penny Dreadful, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, and more. The film marks the directorial debut of producer Orian Williams. It will be released by Culmination Productions. Filming is set to begin this fall.
According to Variety, Everybody Here Wants You has support from the Buckley estate and access to his catalog of music. The film is co-produced by Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert, along with Alison Raykovich, manager of his estate and VP of Jeff Buckley Music.
In a statement, Guibert said, “This will be the only official dramatization of Jeff’s story which I can promise his fans will be true to him and to his legacy. Thankfully, my determination to assemble all the right participants, no matter how long it took, is about to culminate in the best way possible.”
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