Jared Leto And Huge Names Want To Play Jeff Buckley In New Film


Alternative Nation’s Desperate Times – 90’s Music podcast recently interviewed Jeff Buckley’s manager Dave Lory about his new book Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye. Lory discussed the possibility of a film being made about his book.

“I have been approached, and there are some people reading the book right now. Movies take a long time, I don’t claim to be an expert at it, but the basis is there. The two people who are reading it, I can’t name obviously because they haven’t said yes, but they said, ‘The Jeff Buckley story hasn’t been told, and we’re huge fans.’ So that’s a start, but one of them said, ‘Wow it’s got the love story, you meet your wife on the road with Jeff Buckley. You get married, you have two kids, there’s tragedy, there’s musical genius. It’s got everything you need.’

I think it’s more of a period piece, because that particular time period, the old show Vinyl didn’t really do justice to the music industry. They didn’t listen to the people that were on their board, or the advisors that were in the music industry. The late 80’s and 90’s was a time when hip hop and punk, and all of these musical genres merged.”

Lory was later asked if James Franco could play Buckley in a film, and he brought up a movie about Buckley that Jared Leto on the estate had worked on. He also said Christian Bale had an interest in playing himself (Lory).

“Or Jared Leto wanted to play him. I know the estate was trying to do a movie, and they’ve had several false starts. But there’s enough people out there, and some other people who have talked about playing me, so we’ll see.

I heard Christian Bale, which would be a compliment because I’m not that good looking. The thing is, a lot of these actors want to do credible pieces to keep their credibility after blockbusters, but we’ll see.”

Listen to the full interview below, and watch a video version of the interview as well.