It's not the first time that the name of one of the hottest young actors in the world has been linked to one of the most iconic musicians of the past 20 years, but it has been brought up again. The Daily Express is reporting that Robert Pattinson (star of the "Twilight" series as well as the upcoming "Water for Elephants") is lobbying hard to play late singer-songwriterJeff Buckley in a biopic about the iconic musician's life (and one of the film's producers has acknowledged that he has indeed expressed interest, along with the likes of James Franco and Jared Leto).

Buckley, who passed away in 1997 before he could complete his second album, is a much-beloved artist whose debut album Grace is largely considered to be one of the finest of the end of the 20th century. His music was full of gorgeous melody and dynamic energy shifts that centered on his incredible, gentle voice. Though 1994's Grace is a stone cold classic as a full album, Buckley's lasting legacy in music is his version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," which has been copied repeatedly and is largely considered the definitive version of the song (even more than Cohen's original).

Pattinson would make an excellent Buckley, as not only does he physically resemble the singer, but he also possesses the same kind of ethereal vibe that Buckley carried. His popularity was mainly rooted in his music, but he also had a mysterious quality that made him a fascinating character. Can Pattinson sing as well as Buckley? There's no evidence to suggest that he can. However, it seems like the man who breathed life into Edward Cullen can handle the moody, romantic vibe that Buckley gave off. Take a look at this performance of "Forget Her" (recorded during the Grace sessions but not released until 2004) and see if you can't picture Pattinson sliding into that role


Can you see similarities in their singing?? 




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Comment by Malina on January 29, 2011 at 6:15pm
I think this would be awesome. But didn't the director of the film already debunk this? Sadly I believe its false :(
Comment by Clarissa on January 29, 2011 at 6:27pm


for some reason it won't let me add the video but you can see in the video he resembles Jeff Buckley pretty well in looks and the way he sings. Check it out.

Comment by Clarissa on January 29, 2011 at 6:29pm

Malina, I think its a possibility now. They just don't know when.

Producer Michelle Sy confirms:

"I've met actors who are keen on the part and Robert was one…The actor must be able to play music and sing, or at least make it believable he can do that."

And despite competition from James Franco and James Marsden for the role, even Buckley's mother, Mary Guibert, thinks our sparkly vamp is the perfect potential to play her son!

She reveals:

"Robert is a fine young actor. I'm flattered he's been linked to the project. When the times comes we'll give everybody an opportunity to be seen and heard.

Comment by BBYGRL on January 29, 2011 at 10:06pm
If this is true I hope that Rob does get the part!!
Comment by Jessica D. Horn on January 30, 2011 at 12:35am
I can totally see Rob in this role! Would love to see him sing in a movie. When I first came across Twilight on TV with nothing else to watch, I loved it, but I wasn't sure about Rob & Kristen other than in Twilight. But the more I have seen of the both of them, I am just amazed. Both of them are going to be A-list. They've really got the chops, and if we got to see Rob sing for real in a movie as well, I can only imagine how magnificent his performance would be. I think he'll be getting Oscar nods soon enough.
Comment by rosy on January 30, 2011 at 3:27am
perfect roll for him, i love feff's song. they are all so soulful and deep.
Comment by rosy on January 30, 2011 at 3:28am
oops! i mean jeff..
Comment by Eclipse on January 31, 2011 at 1:34am
Yeah, I can def see Rob as Jeff....


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