There’s new movement over on Jake Scott’s upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic, which may or may not have been titled Mystery White Boy. We’ve already reported that Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’s Reeve Carney is set to star as the indie rock legend, and now there’s word that Patricia Arquette has been signed to play Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert.
The role is said to be a small one, but it sounds important nonetheless. Arquette will be seen both in flashbacks to when Buckley was a child and in later years when he was an adult. And apparently she plays an important role in convincing Buckley to appear during a 1991 tribute concert to his father, “Greetings From Tim Buckley,” which was considered to be Jeff’s first public performance and kind of the launching point for what became a very notable career.
This is the stuff of alt-rock legend, so much so that there’s another Jeff Buckley film project in the works called Greetings From Tim Buckley that focuses solely on the days leading up to that fateful concert. That one is being directed by Daniel Algrant (People I Know) and will star Penn Badgley (Margin Call). I’ll tell you what, I haven’t been this excited for duel projects since the summer of Armageddon and Deep Impact. This should blow Friends With Benefits and No Strings Attached out of the water. [Variety]