‘Twilight’ hunk Robert Pattinson has been busy working this year on films like David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis’ and Bill Condon’s ‘Breaking Dawn’, but the role he was really excited to take on was the role of Jeff Buckley.
Unfortunately it sounds like Pattinson lost the role to Broadway star Reeve Carney, who played Spider-Man in ‘Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.’
Robert has been very open about his want to portray Jeff Buckley in the two films being made about his life, but Penn Badgley won the role of the first film and now Reeve is said to be cast in the second film.
Michelle Sy and Orian Wiliams, the producers of the Buckley film previously spoke about Pattinson’s interest in the role, saying;
“Rob has expressed interest in the project and we did meet with him. There are some actors who make sense, but it’s easier to believe when it’s more of an unknown. We’re exploring all options, everyone from big name actors to newcomers to musicians.”
Jeff Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert was only too happy when she heard that Reeve was cast in the film. She said;
“We are over the moon that Reeve has agreed to take on this challenging role. He’s been getting ready for this all his life. It certainly doesn’t hurt that he looks so much like Jeff.”
Film director Jake Scott is also excited to have Reeve on board for the film. He said;
“We are excited to have found in Reeve the perfect combination of musical prodigy, impish charm, innate intelligence and sensitivity to play Jeff.”
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