A new biopic about Jeff Buckley is officially in the works, Variety reports. The film, called Everybody Here Wants You, will star Reeve Carney, who has long been rumored for the part and has appeared in Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Penny Dreadful, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. The biopic marks the directorial debut of producer Orian Williams and will be released by Culmination Productions.
According to Variety, Everybody Here Wants You has the full support of Jeff Buckley’s estate and access to his catalog of music. It is co-produced by Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert, as well as Alison Raykovich, manager of his estate and VP of Jeff Buckley Music. Filming is set to commence this fall.
“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,” Guibert said in a statement. “Thankfully, my determination to assemble all the right participants, no matter how long it took, is about to culminate in the best way possible.”
Buckley released one studio album, 1994’s Grace, and died in a swimming accident in 1997. He was previously portrayed on screen in the 2012 film Greetings from Tim Buckley, starring Penn Badgley in the lead role.