Here's the first trailer for Greetings from Tim Buckley, a film that casts Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley as the late musician Jeff Buckley in the days leading up to his more-famous late father's tribute concert in New York. But just as Jeff struggled with living in the shadow of his father's fame, is this film doomed to forever live in the shadow of Greetings from Timbuk 3, the similarly-named debut album from new wave rockers Timbuk 3? Probably not. Greetings from Tim Buckley received genrally favorable reactions at TIFF, and "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" isn't even that great of a song.
Badgley reportedly took voice and singing lessons to better capture the heir Buckley's distinctive, affecting voice. All so when Ryan Reynolds hears it, he'll to know in his heart he chose the wrong Gossip Girl star.