A Jeff Buckley musical is reportedly set to enter development in New York.
The show, titled The Last Goodbye after one of Buckley's best known songs, will be a contemporary telling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set to the late singer-songwriter's music and lyrics.
The Guardian reports that a series of workshops pertaining to the musical will begin in New York early next year.
The attachment of two-time Tony award nominee Alex Timbers, who is fresh from directing Broadway hit Peter and the Starcatcher, makes the idea of an eventual production on Broadway a real possibility.
The project originally began in 2010, after Michael Kimmel conceived and adapted the venture and premiered a self-directed early version of the show at the 2010 Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Buckley's mother Mary Guibert said in 2010 that initially she thought the project was a "real stretch", but then said Kimmel won her round, arguing: "Suddenly I felt that across centuries you had two kindred spirits talking about the same things – love, relationships, suffering, death... it was like having my eyes opened to Jeff's music in a new light, a different and very natural light."
Mystery White Boy, a biopic of the singer-songwriter starring Gemma Arterton and Olivia Thirlby, is also currently in development.
Listen to Jeff Buckley's 'Last Goodbye' below: