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Pattinson interested in playing Buckley

By | Published on Tuesday 25 January 2011

Robert Pattinson

Gossipers say ‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson has approached producers of an in-development Jeff Buckley biopic about him playing the late singer songwriter in the movie. An anonymous source has told someone or other, possibly made up gossip guru Jill Smyth, that Pattinson is “obsessed” about getting to play Buckley on the big screen.

According to the NME, film producer Michelle Sy, who has also been linked to the biopic project, has previously said she’d want someone who can play guitar and sing to star as Buckley, both of which Pattinson can do, apparently. Meanwhile, Buckley’s mother Mary Guibert has commented on the rumours, saying: “Robert is a fine young actor. I’m flattered he’s been linked to this project. When the time comes we’ll give everybody an opportunity to be seen and heard”.