A Star is Born Remake Writer Says Film Is About Kurt Cobain
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.01.2012
Will Fetters says Cobain's death informed this version...
Will Fetters recently spoke about his script for the remake of A Star is Born, which is set to star Beyonce with Clint Eastwood directing. Fetters said that the film is actually about Kurt Cobain, if he had lived.
"I think I've reinvented the Norman Maine character, the lead," he said. "I wanted to do 'A Star is Born' because I'm a huge Kurt Cobain fan. That was like my Kennedy assassination when I was a teenager. When he died it was a huge horrible thing. So I approached 'A Star is Born,' for me the framework was all right, if Kurt Cobain never got to go Unplugged and survived and it's 20 years later and it's now, and he wanted to try to do that album with that understanding as this grunge icon. That'd be tough to get done if he was past his prime, no longer selling, how does he get that album?"
Warner Bros. is said to be courting Tom Cruise for the Norman role. This is the fourth incarnation of the film after a 1937 version with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, a 1954 version with Judy Garland and James Mason and a 1976 rendition with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.