Writer-director Brian Jun has been hired to write and direct a biopic of rocker Jeff  Buckley. 

Jun, who was nominated for the Best Jury Prize for his film 'Steel City' at this year’s Sundance Festival, was chosen to work on the film by producers Buckley's mother, Mary Guibert, and Michelle Sy, who executive produced 'Finding Neverland'.

After the release of his debut album, 'Grace', in 1994 - which contained his definitive version of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' - Buckley was considered to be one of the most promising artists of his generation.

Three years later Buckley drowned in Memphis, Tennessee.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this isn’t the first attempt at making a Buckley biopic.

Last year, writer-producer Train Houston secured the rights to David Browne's 'Dream Brother: The Lives & Music of Jeff & Tim Buckley'.

Guibert, who controls the rights to Buckley's songs, said this led her to reconsider getting involved in a film about her son.

"Over the years, the number of offers were unceasing, and I had resisted for so many reasons, one being that Hollywood, traditionally, did a lousy job of realistically portraying the life of people like Jeff," she said.

'But the possibility that it could happen without my participation set me back to re-examine why I wasn't doing it.'