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Work begins on Kurt Cobain biopic, as documentary is completed

By | Published on Friday 25 July 2014

Kurt Cobain

Filming is due to begin on a Kurt Cobain biopic at some point in the next twelve months. Maybe a bit longer. So says Courtney Love. Currently a lead actor is still to be selected. Though not by her.

Love told the Philippine Daily Inquirer: “The biopic should start within the next year or so. CAA directly sent me actors’ [demo] reels. That was really tough because these boys are so pretty, so cute. I won’t name names because I don’t want to jinx it for anyone, but these are 25 year olds who are blonde, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts. There’s a ton of those. Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces. I don’t want to be the person who makes that decision. Let’s leave that to the agents; I have great agents now. But I will have a say in it”.

Don’t go confusing this film with the previously reported other film about Cobain, a documentary by Brett Morgen, though. That one’s apparently in the can already, which may mean it gets the 2014 release date the director was hoping for. Of that film, Love said: “[Morgan has] based it a little bit on the movie ‘Lenny’, the one with Dustin Hoffman. It’s not like a ‘Behind The Music’ doc. The only people talking in it are Krist Novoselic, Kurt’s mother and me. It’s vérité, mostly”.

Meanwhile, although Love is still working with guitarist Eric Erlandson, it seems that a full-on Hole reunion is definitely not on the cards at the moment. Though not because they all got annoyed with Love for talking about it, honest.

Love explained: “I don’t want to get on the oldies circuit. I don’t need to do that for money. I want to put out music that is relevant today. [Being] one of the last chicks in a rock n roll band is a weird place to be. It’s scary not to be selling out”.