As the 'Twilight' franchise is coming to a close, Robert Pattinson is said to be hankering after the Jeff Buckley role in a film about the musician who drowned in 1997 at the age of 30.

If this is true, Pattinson will have some competition as James Franco, Ryan Gosling, James Marsden and Johnny Depp are all vying for the part.

"Rob is obsessed with this project and is doing everything he can to land the part," said an insider.

"He has already told his business team this is his passion and they agree it could be the film that makes him a legitimate Oscar contender."

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