A Jeff Buckley biopic is in the works with Jake Scott chosen to direct the film. The Welcome To The Rileys director has been chosen for the Buckley biographical film. Scott has been tapped to work with a script written by Ryan Jaffe and executive produced by Buckley's mother, Mary Guibert, in collaboration with producers Michelle Sy and Orian Williams. The film will bring to life Buckley's short but troubled life as the son of Guibert and folk singer Tim Buckley.
Buckley, born on November 17, 1966 was raised as Scotty Moorhead and built his career as a Los Angeles based "guitarist for hire" with many performances on the East and West coast. Buckley's talent drew a strong following and lead to the release of his only studio album, entitled "Grace" and featuring the haunting cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." The untitled film will also feature the details of Buckley's rise to fame as a guitarist and performer - all while shunning the public glare. The film will also feature Buckley's powerful yet brief career cut short by tragedy when he accidentally drowned while swimming in the Wolf River on the night of May 29, 1997. Buckley's body was recovered on June 4, 1997.
The biographical film will include details of Buckley's life and his living legacy to music. Filming is slated for the Fall of 2011.