Nirvana fans let out a huge groan earlier this week when CBS announced plans to broadcast a new show titled Smells Like Teen Spirit, but the sitcom's copped title may not be the most troubling bit of news for devotees of Kurt Cobain and co. Music industry manager Sam Lufti has hinted that he and his client Courtney Love are planning a new musical based around the beloved '90s grunge act.
As the New York Daily News [via Spin] reports, bizarrely, the nugget of info on the project came as Lufti was in an L.A. court, testifying against pop star Britney Spears and her family, who he's sued for libel and other claims. While at the court, he claimed that he and Love "are currently working on a possible motion picture or Broadway musical based on the Nirvana catalogue, based on her life and Kurt Cobain's." He went on to compliment his alleged co-conspirator, who has starred in films like The People vs. Larry Flynt and Man on the Moon, as an "accomplished actress."
Lufti later backtracked from his revelation, noting that "it's an idea" they've had. "I'm sorry. I can't say anything more," he concluded.
A spokesperson for Love had no comment about the film when grilled by the New York Daily News, but a source close to the Hole singer apparently noted that "[Love's] been talking about doing a movie or play about her life with Kurt [Cobain] for a long time," and that "it's been her dream to get her side of the story out".