In 1997, Jeff Buckley tragically passed away after accidentally drowning in the Wolf River in Tennessee. He was only 30 years old. Now almost 25 years later, a new official Jeff Buckley biopic is in the works, and is being co-produced by the late singer’s mother, giving it support from the Buckley estate who is promising this as "the only official dramatization of Jeff's story". The film will be called "Everybody Here Wants You".
Buckley will be played by Reeve Carney (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again) as Variety reports, and filming is set to star later this year.
Buckley’s mother Mary Guibert will co-produce the film alongside Alison Raykovich, the manager of the singer’s estate. Guibert said in a statement:
“This will be the only official dramatisation of Jeff’s story which I can promise his fans will be true to him and to his legacy. Thankfully, my determination to assemble all the right participants, no matter how long it took, is about to culminate in the best way possible.”