A couple of weeks (months?) ago, I ran a post about who was going to play Jeff Buckley in his highly anticipated biopic.  Many thought Rob Pattinson was going to get the role.  I (and many others) wanted James Franco to play the role, considering how amazing an actor he is…oh, and the uncanny resemblance the two share.

Well.  Neither party are going to get their finger in that pie (don’t ask).  Why?  Because the role of Jeff Buckley, one of the most iconic singers of our time (ish), has gone to Penn Badgley…

Yes, as in bumbling, fussy Dan from Gossip Girl.

Now, don’t get me wrong I like Penn.  He has a bit of a quirky charm.  Kinda like the American version of Hugh Grant perhaps (but without the hooker problem on the side…I hope).  But is he Jeff Buckley?  I don’t think so.

What do you think?  Happy?  Disappointed?  Willing to join me in a trip to Hollywood with your favourite throwing chair?  Let me know!

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Jeff Buckley?-(image taken from http://www.2.bp.blogspot.com)