17 September 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Penn Badgley has managed to shoot movies like Easy A and Margin Call during his breaks from the TV show Gossip Girl, but he's never had a big-screen vehicle quite like Greetings From Tim Buckley, which premiered last week at the Toronto Film Festival. In it, the 25-year-old actor plays Jeff Buckley, the real-life singer who died at a tragically young age after the release of his first album Grace, though the movie skips back even further, tracking Buckley during a single pre-fame weekend as he prepares for a concert to honor the father he never knew. For audiences used to seeing Badgley as his Gossip Girl character Dan Humphrey, the performance is likely to be a major surprise, not least because Badgley is able to hit those same heavenly high notes that Buckley was famous for. We sat down with the actor the day after his film debuted to »

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