If there is one musician's life story that is ripe for telling on the big screen, it's Jeff Buckley's.
Buckley only released one album before he tragically died age of 30, but 'Grace' has become a cult classic and considered by many as one of the greatest albums of all time.
The estranged son of revered folk musician Tim Buckley, Jeff was working on his second album 'My Sweetheart, the Drunk' when he drowned in the Mississippi River in 1997. The album was later posthumously released as 'Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk' in 1998.
Actor and musician Reeve Carney (Penny Dreadful, Broadway musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) will play the musician in 'Everybody Here Wants You', which has the backing of Buckley's estate and will have full access to his music. Considering Carney's physical resemblance to Buckley, that's some spot-on casting.
Orian Williams - who was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his work on Ian Curtis biopic 'Control' - will make his directorial debut on the film.
Buckley's mother Mary Guibert will act as a producer, and said in a statement: “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.”