Monday 23 October 2017

Gemma Arterton for Buckley biopic?

Gemma Arterton is tipped for a role in Mystery White Boy
Gemma Arterton is tipped for a role in Mystery White Boy

Gemma Arterton is in talks to join the Jeff Buckley biopic, Mystery White Boy.

The Bafta-nominated actress is considering a role as one of the women in the life of the late rock star, reported the Daily Mail.

British actor Harry Treadaway and Olivia Thirlby are also negotiating for parts in the upcoming drama, which has been adapted by Ryan Jaffe from David Browne's book Dream Brother: The Lives And Music Of Jeff And Tim Buckley.

Harry - who previously portrayed Joy Division and New Order drummer Steve Morris in Control - is expected to be portraying drummer Matt Johnson, while Juno actress Olivia is tipped to be cast as one of Jeff's more responsible partners.

Reeve Carney is already on board as the late musician, who drowned accidentally in 1997 at the age of 30.

Jeff's album Grace and the posthumously released Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk could be featured in Jake Scott's film, which is expected to shoot in New York and Memphis.

Mystery White Boy is the second film about Jeff Buckley, following Greetings From Tim Buckley, which stars Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots.

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