This generation's Robert Redford, Robert Pattinson, is periodically rumored to star in every movie pitched in Hollywood with a young heartthrob leading part. Batman Reloaded? Get me Pattinson! The Salvador Dali story (featuring gay stuff with Federico Garcia Lorca)? Get me Pattinson! (actually, that one got made). The Robert Pattinson story? Get me Pattinson! (and we'll get Charlie Kaufman to make it meta). So, of course when people start planning biopics of well-known young musicians who died untimely deaths, the buzz immediately starts a-buzzing around Robert Pattinson. The latest example: Jeff Buckley's mom weighing in on the likelihood of Pattinson playing her romantic hero son:
According to the NME,
Pattinson is “obsessed” with landing the role.
Buckley's mother Mary Guibert, 62, is also said to have reacted to the suggestion of Pattinson being involved, 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.”
Michelle Sy, who is rumoured to be producing the film, has previously requested that the actor who plays Buckley should be able to play guitar and sing. This would be an advantage for Pattinson, who has previously written and played on songs which appeared on the Twilight soundtrack.