Jake Scott is due to gear up filming later this year

The forthcoming new biopic about Jeff Buckley is to be directed by Welcome To The Rileys filmmaker Jake Scott, according to reports.

Scott, who is the son of Ridley Scott, will join producers Michelle Sy and Orian Williams on the as-yet-untitled film, reports Deadline.com.

Buckley‘s mother Mary Guibert is an Executive Producer for the film, while Ryan Jaffe (The Rocker) will write the script.

Scott has previously directed a number of music videos, including those for Oasis‘Morning Glory’ and The Strokes‘Reptilia’.

The Buckley film, which is set to feature his songs, is expected to begin filming this autumn.