Deadline reports that Jake Scott, son of blockbuster director Ridley Scott and veteran of music videos and the 2010 feature "Welcome to the Rileys," will direct the project. Buckley's mother will be an executive producer. The rights package includes Buckley's music and will use as a resource the biography "Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff Buckley" by David Browne.
Thirdage.com has some thoughts on which actor might portray Buckley:
If, in fact, filming will begin that soon, Scott is going to need his Buckley. Slashfilm says that Robert Pattinson has expressed interest in the role, but if the previous rumors about him playing Kurt Cobain were any indication, that may not sit well with some music fans.
Bearing a strong resemblance to Buckley is James Franco, but since the project -- which was first thought of as a possibility five years ago -- has taken its time to come to fruition, he may be getting a bit too old. Also, his vocals could use some work. Then again, that may not matter if this is a lip-synch job.