Credit: INFDaily Photo: Penn Badgley Goes Shirtless at Coachella on April 16, 2011

Last week it was rumored that Penn Badgley (Dan) would star as late singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley in a new biopic. That rumor was shot down by producers on Friday, but then something funny happened: Badgley was cast as Jeff Buckley... just not in that film about the late singer.

The Gossip Girl star will play Buckley in Greetings from Tim Buckley, a new film about Jeff and his father Tim, and how their relationship was saved during a Tim Buckley concert.

Said Penn: “To play a man who was singularly gifted as an artist, greatly misunderstood, and mythologized as a human being… It’s something very special and sacred. I’m going to give all I can to this project.”

Source: HL

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