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We know and love Penn Badgley as Gossip Girl's Dan Humphrey (aka author of The Great American Novel), but this hipster hunk is finally taking his talents to the big screen. Penn plays Jeff Buckley in Greetings From Tim Buckley, an upcoming film about the singer/songwriter, which will hit theaters in 2013.

Turns out our Penny is quite the method actor, and he took to the stage at Brooklyn's Cameo Gallery for an impromptu performance of Buckley's "Lilac Wine." The song was originally written by Nina Simone, but clearly Penn's version is superior.

So, why was Lonely Boy trolling Brooklyn as a wandering minstrel? Dude was attending a Ryan Jarman concert, and was one of the "special guests." Unfortunately, Penn was "a little awkward on stage," but we're pretty sure that's just the vibe he puts out.

Check out a video of Penn's performance here! Swoooooooon.

Credit: Death of Paris TV on YouTube Photo: Watch: Gossip Girl's Penn Badgely Performs Jeff Buckley's "Lilac Wine" (VIDEO)

Source: Hollywood Reporter, YouTube

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