Jeff Buckley was a rising artistic star who’s career was prematurely cut short when he drowned in 1997. Like his also late father Tim (who died from an overdose), Jeff possessed rare vocal capabilities and excellent songwriting skills.
Now, a new Jeff Buckley biopic is in the works, with the support of the late musician’s estate. The title of the project is Everybody Here Wants You and will star Reeve Carney in the lead role. Orian Williams will helm the project, marking his directorial debut.
Carney is perhaps best known for playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Broadway staging of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. He also had a reoccurring role in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.
Williams, meanwhile, is an Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated producer, who previously helped bring the story of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis to the screen with the 2007 film Control. This will mark his first in the director’s chair, however. Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert, will also serve as a producer for the project.
Guibert was actually the one who made a statement about the project: “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.”