Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley is stretching his dramatic chops by starring as a beloved singer/songwriter in new biopic Greetings from Tim Buckley - and you can watch the first trailer here on Orange Wednesdays & Film.
Badgley stars as the late Jeff Buckley, a Californian musician who grew up in the shadow of his successful singing father Tim and achieved huge posthumous success after drowning in 1997.
Here's the synopsis for Greetings from Tim Buckley, due for release in the next year;
In 1991 Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley), an unknown 24-year-old L.A. musician, is invited to participate in a tribute concert in New York City for his late father Tim Buckley, the iconic folk rock star. In the days leading up to the concert, Jeff grapples with his own self doubts and the legacy of his famous father.
But with the loving help of an enigmatic young woman working at the concert (Imogen Poots), he finds the courage to perform at the now legendary St. Ann's concert, where Jeff discovers his own voice singing his father's songs, captivating the audience and launching Jeff's own meteoric career.
Simultaneously told in 1991 and 1966, Greetings from Tim Buckley poignantly explores the interweaving paths of a father and son who were among the most beloved singer-songwriters of their generations.