There were more than a few audience members surprised by Penn Badgley's falsetto at the U.S. premiere of Greetings from Tim Buckley , which screened this week at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival . The narrative digs deep into the relationship between Tim Buckley and his son Jeff – played by Badgley – dramatizing the respective back stories of a musical pair who never really knew each other. "I was a Jeff Buckley fan even before I read for the Richard Hell part," Anthrax's Frank Bello said in a discussion following the film. "But I was skeptical. I said, 'Who is going to play Jeff? Penn Badgley? Who the fuck is that? But I'm telling you. . . balls of steel. Balls of steel." From the Archives – Tim Buckley Dead at 28 In addition to multiple on-screen renditions from Jeff's catalogue (performed alongside Kate Nash ), Badgley delivers a demonstrative, sixty-second a capella take on Led Zeppelin III . "Remember that – balls of steel," the former Gossip Girl star joked. "It would have been very hard to do without the live performance. Even if I had done the singing afterward, or before, it would have stolen anything we… Read full this story
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