For years now, there have been mutterings about an alleged Kurt Cobain biopic floating around. Courtney Love really wants it to happen – but so far, no producer or director has really picked up the idea and pushed for the project to happen. The biopic idea got new life over the awards season because first-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner repeatedly told interviewers that he was very interested in playing Cobain. Unfortunately, Courtney Love wants to go in a new, SPARKLY direction. Yes, Courtney’s idea for Kurt is none other than Sparkles/Vesty McSparklepants himself, Robert Pattinson. And that’s not all – Courtney also wants to cast Scarlett Johansson in the “Courtney” role. Here’s more:
ROBERT PATTINSON has landed his dream film role – playing KURT COBAIN in a Hollywood biopic. The Twilight star has always thought of himself as a musician rather than an actor, he even reckons his guitar is his best friend. So securing a part playing the tragic NIRVANA genius, who shot himself in 1994, is ideal for the pin-up.
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. The HOLE singer wanted R-Patz as Kurt and SCARLETT JOHANSSON to portray her. My graphics team have mocked up Rob and Scarlett as the hellraising pair.
A source said: “This is a big money deal for Courtney. She has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music. 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. She is adamant Scarlett will play her. Scarlett is friendly with FRANCES BEAN, her daughter with Kurt.”
Courtney has been in touch with director DAVID FINCHER about the project, which has the working title All Apologies. He was behind Fight Club, Se7en and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.
It’s not the first time a studio have tried to make a film about Nirvana, who had hits with Come As You Are and Smells Like Teen Spirit.
A few years ago Sony Pictures were told to sling their hook by Courtney when they floated the idea of ZAC EFRON as Kurt, while Frances Bean would play her mum.
[From The Sun]
Honestly, I’m not ripping my hair out with ScarJo or Sparkles. Would they suck? Sure. But I get the feeling this film would suck no matter who you put in it. I do think that it’s funny that these are Courtney’s alleged choices for the casting of herself and her late husband – arrogant much? The only think ScarJo and Courtney have in common is the occasional styling. And Sparkles as Cobain? Eh. Cobain was a little guy, with very delicate features. Sparkles has similar delicate features, but he’s still a tall, lanky Englishman. And I don’t really want to see Sparkles do “Polly”.