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Penn Badgley Is Jeff Buckley!

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Penn Jeff Buckley Role

Sorry, R-Patz! We know you really wanted the role, but it looks like Penn Badgley has landed the role of Jeff Buckley in the upcoming Biopic!

Penn couldn't be happier either, as he's been trying to figure out a way to leave the Gossip Girl image in the past and get into more serious acting with deeper roles — and this could be just the part!

That still leaves Rob high and dry though, but, you win some and you lose some! You'll find another project soon!

Congrats, Penn!

Do U think this was the right casting move??

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25 comments to “Penn Badgley Is Jeff Buckley!”



  1. 1

    There are a host of actors who could play Jeff, physically (James Franco has always been my choice but he has sort of turned into a dipwad lately). I remember years and years ago reading that Brad Pitt wanted this role bad, but the years kept going by and he kept getting older. This guy looks like he'll do fine, but it all depends on the script. I'm JB's #1 fan, and I just can't see what the story is about. He was a young musician and he died at the dawn of his fame. He wasn't a druggie or a rebel. Just a dude. We'll see. I've never seen that insufferable TV show, Gossip Girl, so this guy just needs to bring chops to a good script.



  2. 2

    I have no clue who that is. But he does look a lot like Josh Groban, and Josh sings! Wouldn't that make more sense???



  3. 3

    Oh no no no.



  4. 4

    Bad choice I think. I mean we all know Rob can't act out of a wet paper bag but he would have launch Jeff Buckley music worldwide, and I think he wanted bad enough that would have done a good job. James Franco lost his spark ever since the Oscars. Penn, just doesn't say J.B. to me. But I wish him the best his gonna need it.

  5. C.L.B says – reply to this


    5

    Have to say I don't mind this at all. Penn Badgey has a pretty great voice, so all the luck to him.



  6. 6

    It should be James Franco or Rob Pattinson.

  7. Coqi says – reply to this


    7

    This was James Franco's role. Beyond the resemblance it was simply James Franco's role. Have only seen this Penn guy in a comedy (don't watch Gossip Girl) and seems all he does is stand around as the guy who looks good.



  8. 8

    Oh, no! I want to James Franco. I hate Penn Badgley. It should be James or Rob.



  9. 9

    What….I really dont know what to think…
    Jeff buckley is probably my favourite artist of all time and ive always felt worried about making a biopic about him…

    I have mixed feelings about Penn Badely being him…He does have the kind of ”creative” guy look about him

    Ive always thought that Johnathan Groff from Glee could be a good jeff…



  10. 10

    95% of people including myself all agree this role belongs to James Franco, as he has the look, the acting chops, and the mannerisms of Jeff yet no one making the decisions (Mary) seems to be listening. If they want a biopic that MEANS something and will be what Jeff deserves they MUST go with Franco. Otherwise it's a direct to DVD flick as far as I'm concerned.

  11. sofus says – reply to this


    11

    No no no no no no ! James Franco or Robert Pattinson should do it - Franco has the looks and the talent- we saw that in 127 hours, and Robert Pattinson has the voice. Penn Badgley? Honestly, I don´t think playing mr lonely boy on the upper east side has given him the experience needed to play Jeff Buckley- and besides that he is a terrible actor>>>



  12. 12

    Good luck to him am not a fan of James franco so I don't care if he didn't get the role as long as the person in this case pen who got the role does a great job then it will be fine.



  13. 13

    I think he looks more like Jeff than Robert did, but James Franco looks almost exactly like Jeff…



  14. 14

    I bet both James and Rob turned this down and this is just PR spin.



  15. 15

    I know they only atached rpatz(he cant act) name to this movie to get some buzz. This guy is on a show called "gossip girl" which makes me weary but Depp came from 21 jump street. For Buckley you need Depps looks this guy doesnt have them. I hope it isnt true.



  16. 16

    Yayayayaya!

  17. co co says – reply to this


    17

    thank god rob did not get the part he can not sing or act he needs to grow up never seen rob look more stupid than at the mtv his speech after patrick to reese showed what a idiot rob is



  18. 18

    as long as it's NOT james franco, i'm okay.



  19. 19

    Re: co co – You keep bashing Rob because you are a Kristen Stewart fan who is jealous of Rob and his relationship with Kristen. You are pathetic saying the same crap over and over again.



  20. 20

    ha ha ha R-Putz !!!



  21. 21

    He better do Jeff justice…



  22. 22

    james franco?

    again..what a effing bad choice, just like that catwomen thing. disgusting.



  23. 23

    I work with the production team associated with the only OFFICIAL Jeff Buckley film in development, and can confirm Penn Badgley has NOT been cast in the role of Jeff Buckley in their film. This was a rumor that spread fast, and was based on bad information. Also, just for the record, Rob P. wasn't ever even considered, and really, neither was James Franco. They're looking for an unknown, and are still casting. FACT.

  24. Coqi says – reply to this


    24

    Re: DFProd – Funny, I usually don't believe claims of anonymous users on blogs but I believe you WAY over Perez. Eh, why I come here is beyond me. He just flat out lies now.



  25. 25

    This story has been debunked by the Los Angeles Times. I knew it was not true.