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Reeve Carney To Play Singer Jeff Buckley

August 16th, 2011 8:24am EDT

Reeve Carney Broadway's Spider-Man, Reeve Carney, is set to come down to earth to portray cult singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley in a new biopic.

Carney, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in "Turn Off The Dark," has signed to Jake Scott's film about the singer.

Buckley's mother Mary Guibert has reportedly signed on as an executive producer.

The film will be loosely adapted from David Browne's book "Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley."

The singer drowned in Tennessee in 1997 at the age of 30.

Buckley's mother says, "We are over the moon that Reeve has agreed to take on this challenging role. I've seen him perform several times... he's been getting ready for this all his life. It certainly doesn't hurt that he looks so much like Jeff."

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