08/06/2012 03:20 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Penn Badgley Sings Jeff Buckley's 'Lilac Wine' Ahead Of Buckley Biopic (VIDEO)

There hasn't been much press about the upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic Greetings from Tim Buckley, at least not since the bombshell dropped last summer about Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley playing the gone-too-soon musician. But over the weekend Badgley gave us Exhibit A in the case for why he might actually be the right pick: a live performance of a Buckley cover at the Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn.

Vulture pointed us to video footage of the show, in which Badgley performs the James Shelton song, 'Lilac Wine,' which Buckley covered on his album, Grace. We're finding the likeness pretty compelling...what do you think?

If that didn't do it for you, it may comfort you to know there are two other films based on Buckley's life in the works. When it rains biopics, it pours biopics. Listen to Buckley's version of "Lilac Wine" below.


[via Vulture]