<p><span></span><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=penn%20badgley&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Penn Badgley</strong></a> doesn't just act -- he's proving he can sing, too! Sources on set of the upcoming biopic, <em>Greetings From Tim Buckley</em>, tell <em>Life & Style</em> exclusively that the <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=gossip%20girl&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>Gossip Girl</em></a> star's performance is stunning. "We were watching him while he was doing a shockingly spot-on and gorgeous vocal performance as Jeff Buckley," an on-set source tells <em>Life & Style</em>. "And that's no small feat!"</p>
In June, it was announced that the 24-year-old had landed the much-gunned-for role, which everyone from Twilight's Robert Pattinson to James Franco and Jared Leto were trying to nab.
"People will not believe it's Penn singing," the source tells Life & Style. "Everyone has been pleasantly surprised -- he actually has the chops! His fans will love him even more after this movie."
The film follows the true story of the days following an unknown Jeff's famous 1991 performance at his deceased musician father Tim's tribute concert at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Church. Jeff's debut stunned the audience and launched his music career, which the film follows. Jeff passed away in 1997 at the age of 30 after an accidental drowning in Wolf River Harbor in Memphis, Tenn. The movie began filming in Brooklyn over the summer.
"To play a man who was singularly gifted as an artist, greatly misunderstood and mythologized as a human being...it's something very special and sacred," Penn said in a statement. "I'm going to give all I can to this project."
And acting isn't the only thing that's been keeping Penn busy. The actor has also been spending a lot of time with Lenny Kravitz's daughter, Zoe Kravitz. On Sept. 10, the two were spotted all over each other at the Alexander Wang fashion party in NYC. "They were dancing very close all night," an eyewitness tells Life & Style. "They definitely seemed like a couple and were so comfortable and cozy with each other."
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