'Greetings From Tim Buckley' trailer: See Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 19, 2012 at 9:43 AM

In "Greetings from Tim Buckley," Gossip Girl heartthrob Penn Badgley plays the late American singer Jeff Buckley, who drowned in 1997 at the age of 30.

Badgley co-stars with Imogen Poots, in this quiet-looking, indie romance about the days before Buckley attends a tribute concert for his famous father Tim Buckley.

The film, which recently debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, still needs a distributor, so there's no release date yet.

In an interview with Vulture, Badgley described his approach to playing Buckley:

I would meditate on words like "feline" and "feminine," because he's like a feral cat. What made him so beautiful is that he was a man, but he was so feminine, too. He was gentle, but he also had such rage. I had to take all of his energy in.

A live performance of Badgley singing Buckley's "Lilac Wine" hit the web in August.

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