Los Angeles, Jan 24 (Agencies): Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson is keen to flaunt his musical skills by playing legendary rock singer Jeff Buckley in a planned biopic.

The actor has approached producers to star as the late 'Hallelujah' hitmaker once he wraps up the last two movies in the vampire franchise.

But Pattinson, who sang on the Twilight soundtrack, has a daunting task of impressing the bosses, with actors James Franco and James Marsden also vying for the part.

"I've met actors who are keen on the part and Robert was one. The actor must be able to play music and sing, or at least make it believable he can do that," producer Michelle Sy said.

The 24-year-old actor has already received a thumbs up from Buckley's mother, Mary Guibert.

The legendary singer died in 1997 due to accidental drowning in Tennessee at the age of 30.