File this one under ‘highly unconfirmed.’ Courtney Love, who’s executive producing a Nirvana biopic tentatively titled “All Apologies“, has reportedly hand picked the “Twilight” series actor Robert Pattinson to play Kurt Cobain. ‘The Sun‘ reports that Pattinson has indeed landed his “dream role” in the part of the Nirvana frontman.
R-Patz has been in regular contact with Kurt’s widow COURTNEY LOVE, who has been handed a key role in the production by bosses at Universal Pictures. “Robert has been calling and emailing her non-stop. She has been a bit wound up by his manners, but he is her number one choice to play Kurt.”
I would dismiss this as a rumor from the British press who seem to pump Pattinson up for many high profile roles but with Courtney involved who knows. The casting would make sense as Robert does bear some resemblance to Cobain and we all know how Spareklepants loves wallowing in his cute grungey-ness. Some might say ‘no way’ but I think the casting would be perfect. Pattinson is very musical with a soulfulness and hard edge that would make him great in the role. Plus he’s already proven he can pull off the tortured look. Hey, it could be worse – at least its not Jared Leto being considered!
David Fincher, the “Fight Club” director currently working on a film about the founding of Facebook, is rumored to be in line to direct. Also, Love is reportedly adamant that Scarlett Johansson play her in the movie about life with her tragic grunge rocker husband. Oh Courtney, Scarlett may be blonde but that is where the resemblance to you begins and ends. Of course, anybody casting a film about their life would want to hire the best looking actors to play themselves, too! Could Johansson really put up with not bathing for a few weeks to allow for the perfect amount of grime needed to play Love?
Kurt Cobain was the lead singer and writer of the 90′s band, Nirvana. The troubled musician had long battled heroine addiction and shot himself in 1994 in the couple’s Seattle home. Cobain and Love had one child, Frances Bean, who is said to be friends with Johannson. The movie is said to possibly being based on “Heavier Than Heaven,” the original name of a 2001 biography Cobain written by Charles R. Cross. The book was criticized as being a collaboration between Love and Cross by friends as Everett True, who criticized the book as being inaccurate, omissive, and highly biased, calling it “the Courtney-sanctioned version of history.” Love has allegedly acquired the rights to the book, with several studios previously engaged in discussions with her to create a film adaptation of Cobain’s biography. Personally I hope the film never gets made as long as Courtney is given any ‘creative’ input.
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