Smells Like a biopic
Oct. 19, 2007
Jim Morrisson had THE DOORS. Janis Joplin has biopics in the works with Renee Zellweger and Zooey Deschanel. Jimi Hendrix has...well, didn't LL Cool J once almost star in a movie titled PURPLE HAZE? In any event, you knew it was going to happen (despite perhaps your prayers that it wouldn't) and sure enough the Kurt Cobain movie is in the works. Universal Pictures has hired David Benioff (WOLVERINE) to write a script based on the Cobain biography "Heavier Than Heaven." As expected Courtney Love will executive produce though no word on the involvement of former Nirvanaers Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl who aren't exactly chums with the former Mrs. Cobain. Interestingly enough, the film will be produced by Ben Silverman, newly crowned NBC wunderkind/chairman, who set up the film before leaving to run the network. Neither Silverman or Universal would discuss whether they, in addition to securing rights to Cobain's life story, have the rights to Nirvana's music. After all, both Novoselic and Grohl have a say in where and how their music is used. OK so now we get to have a little bit of fun: who plays Kurt? Michael Pitt played a Cobainlike character in Gus Van Sant's LAST DAYS and did a pretty bang-up job. But who would YOU cast in the big-budget, official biopic?
||Kurt Cobain was listed as No. 12 on Rolling Stones Top 100 Greatest Guitarists.