Celluloid Dreams, headed by Hengameh Panahi, has acquired worldwide rights to the film Greetings From Tim Buckley, currently shooting in New York City, and starring Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots, Frank Wood, Norbert Leo Butz, Jessica Stone, Bill Sadler and Frank Bello. Dan Algrant is directing, from a script co-written with Emma Sheanshang and David Brendel.
Greetings From Tim Buckley unfolds through the prism of Jeff Buckley‘s romance with a young woman, which helps him come to understand the father who abandoned him. This culminates in a cathartic performance of his father’s most famous songs at a 1991 tribute concert, helping to launch his own solo career. Poots was high on the movie and looking forward to shooting in a recent conversation, so here’s hoping it turns out well; given the players and lineage of its subjects, it’s hard to fathom that it wouldn’t get a theatrical release.