The first trailer for director Dan Algrant’s biopic drama Greetings from Tim Buckley has landed online. The film stars Penn Badgley as famed singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley and tracks the artist’s life in relation to his famous father, Tim Buckley, who he barely knew. The trailer teases a couple of strong performances from Badgley and Imogen Poots, and the simultaneous tracking of Jeff and Tim Buckley’s lives is an interesting angle. The pic recently debuted at the Toronto Film Festival.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
Trailer via The Film Stage.
Here’s a synopsis for Greetings from Tim Buckley:
Greetings from Tim Buckley follows the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley’s eminent 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert in St. Ann’s Church. Through a romance with a young woman working at the concert, he learns to embrace all of his feelings toward the father who abandoned him – longing, anger, forgiveness, and love. Culminating in a cathartic performance of his father’s most famous songs, Jeff’s debut stuns the audience and launches his career as one of the greatest young musicians of his time.