Penn Badgley has nabbed a part almost every young guy in Hollywood was hoping to land. The 'Gossip Girl' star will portray the late singer Jeff Buckley in an upcoming biopic, Deadline reports.

The film, titled 'Greetings from Tim Buckley,' tells the true story of how Buckley tries to understand why his father, Tim, abandoned him. The story takes place during the days leading up to his 1991 tribute concert for his father, which essentially launched his music career before his tragic death in 1997.

"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. I'm going to give all I can to this project," Badgley said about his new role.

Patrick Milling Smith from Smuggler Films, the production company behind the project, said the search for the right actor play the talented singer wasn't an easy one.