Published Mar 01, 2010As we told you last month, the highly anticipated Nirvana biopic will likely be handled by acclaimed filmmaker Oren Moverman, who made a name for himself by co-writing 2007's Bob Dylan picture, I'm Not There. Now, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is hoping he can convince Moverman to carry over his gender-neutral casting decisions for the as-yet-untitled film.
Speaking with People, Grohl set his hopes on a specific actress to take his role. "I don't know about anyone else, but I'm crossing my fingers that Shelley Duvall plays me. Shelley Duvall in The Shining... That is my face, you cannot get any closer than that," he says. "I am probably the least manly dude that you have ever met in your life. So why not have Shelley Duvall play me?"
While Grohl is obviously joking, he seems to have already planned out the logistics of having the actress play him. "Put a beard on her," he says. "Cate Blanchett did it in the [Bob] Dylan movie [I'm Not There]!"
Here's hoping Moverman has the foresight to keep Grohl far, far away from the decision-making process.