Published Jul 20, 2010Back in February, we reported that the long-anticipated Kurt Cobain biopic was reportedly being handed to I'm Not There director Oren Moverman. Well, it turns out Moverman is definitely onboard for the film and he's now opened up about his new project, calling the biopic "raw and chaotic, which is what Cobain's life was like."
As NME reports, the director recently told the Guardian that his film would be different from his first musician biopic.
The Cobain film will be "more linear than I'm Not There; it'll take you from A to Z," Moverman promised. "People know the shortcut version - he took a lot of heroin, wrote 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' became the biggest rock star in the world, and killed himself. Those known things about him are to me the least interesting."
The film is based partially on Charles R. Cross's biography Heavier Than Heaven and is being produced by Courtney Love, who is currently being persuaded by Twilight's Robert Pattinson to allow him the lead role.
Fourteen-year-olds everywhere wearing Nirvana shirts are standing by to swoon.