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Robert Pattinson, best known for shining like a crazy (vampire) diamond in the “Twilight” movies and for being Kristen Stewart’s offscreen and onscreen beau, has to deal with a lot of rumors about himself, his love life and his career. And this latest piece of hot gossip is just too crazy not to comment on, even if it turns out to be absolute hogwash.
According to the The Guardian — who base this report from an article from the Daily Express — Robert Pattinson is interested in playing Jeff Buckley in an upcoming biopic of the enigmatic singer/songwriter.
Jeffy Buckley, who died in 1997 at the age of 30 after drowning in the Mississippi River, is apparently one of Robert Pattinson’s favorite artists. So it’s definitely understandable what the attraction is. Besides, everyone from Joaquin Phoenix (Johnny Cash) to Jamie Foxx (Ray Charles) have garnered critical acclaim for playing troubled musicians.
The thing here is that Jeff Buckley remains such an important figure — a musical legend if not an idol — to so many people that it might be hard to please everybody in this situation. And this isn’t the first time Pattinson has been rumored to play an iconic musician. He was reportedly circling a film biopic of Kurt Cobain, a move which Courtney Love called “stupid.” Robert Pattinson later denied he was even thinking about donning Cobain’s tattered sweater.
Point is, tread carefully, Edward. This could go really well or it could go really poorly. It’s a gamble either way.