From the sound of it, the casting and pre-production of a Kurt Cobain biopic are underway, with Courtney Love spilling that filming will begin soon.
In an interview with the Philippine’s Inquirer Entertainment, Love says that filming should start sometime next year and that she has been involved in the casting process stating, “I won’t name names, because I don’t want to jinx it for anyone, but these are 25-year-olds who are blond, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts.”
Not sure how fans would feel about a Brad Pitt-type portraying Cobain, but perhaps Love just got caught up in the moment when talking about the project. It’s not like it would be the first time she said something a little off.
Love, however, did note that while she will have a say in the direction of the film, “So do Frances, and Krist (Novoselic) and Dave (Grohl), for that matter, if it touches on Nirvana—and it will. I am leading the charge, because it’s time to do this.”
Love is right about that. This project is long overdue. It’s also nice to see that the bury-the-hatchet moment between Love, Novoselic and Grohl at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is still intact.