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Jeff Buckley Biopic to Be Directed by Kristen Stewart's Former 'Rileys' Director Jake Scott

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Apr. 11 2011, Published 8:08 a.m. ET

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Jake Scott is set to direct a biopic about Jeff Buckley, the late, great musician who died tragically at the age of 30. Could this mean good news for Robert Pattinson to star as Jeff?

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Jake will direct a script by Ryan Jaffe, Michelle Sy and Orian Williams are producing the film and Jeff's mother, Mary Guibert will be executive producer, Deadline reports.

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Jeff died tragically died in 1997 when he jumped fully clothed iton Tennesse's Wold River for a swim and drowned after being caught in the wake of a passing boat.

Before his death, Jeff was best known for his hit album, Grace.

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Robert Pattinson has been rumored to be lobbying for the role of Jeff and now that Jake is directing maybe Kristen Stewart can put in a good word for him!

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Jake was the director of Kristen's film, Welcome to the Rileys, and they seemed to get along great! At a screening of the film at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in NYC on Oct. 18, 2010, Kristen and Jake looked like good friends.

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