A film chronicling the life of singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley has begun pre-production.
Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert, is set to produce the film after becoming worried that a biopic would be made without her participation, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“[The] time was right to have a project where integrity could be built into the script and that we could wrangle it so that it didn’t get co-opted or changed in getting to the screen,” said Guibert
Brian Jun, whose film “Steel City” played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has signed on to write and direct the movie.
Buckley’s beloved album “Grace” was his only full-length release during his lifetime. He drowned while swimming in 1997 at the age of 30.