Courtney Love Says Kurt Cobain Biopic Will Begin Filming Next Year
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.23.2014
She also plans on writing a book...
In an interview with Inquirer.net, Courtney Love said she hopes to start the Kurt Cobain biopic next year. Here are highlights:
On who will play Kurt Cobain: "The biopic should start within the next year or so. CAA (Creative Artists Agency) directly sent me actors' (demo) reels. That was really tough because these boys are so pretty, so cute. 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. There's a ton of those. Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces. I don't want to be the person who makes that decision. Let's leave that to the agents; I have great agents now. But I will have a say in it."
On an upcoming Cobain documentary: "Brett Morgen, a documentary director, who did ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture' and ‘Crossfire Hurricane,' has done a Kurt Cobain documentary. He's based it a little bit on the movie ‘Lenny,' the one with Dustin Hoffman. It's not like a ‘Behind the Music' doc. The only people talking in it are (Nirvana bassist) Krist Novoselic, Kurt's mother and me. It's vérité, mostly. I mean, really cool producers and I am friends with a few of them. I can't have those friendships be contingent on whether [or not] I green-light them for that movie. Everyone wants to throw money at this (sic). Let the agency protect me from this. It's really, really important. I am letting my agency decide a lot of things because I don't want to be talking to some hot producer guy, make out with him and then have him go, ‘So, baby, do you own the rights?' That has happened."
On writing her own book: "I have a deal with HarperCollins for a book. I can't tell everything but I can tell a lot. I have a compulsion to write. My grammar is terrible [but] it doesn't matter to me. I write with a pen. It's more emotional when you write with a pen, especially lyric poetry. I write couplets for a living—that's what I do. I deal with my turmoil ‘cathartically' through lyrics and through performances. I want to see my daughter blossom, and I can't wait to be a grandmother. That's probably five or six years off. The reason I moved back in LA was to be closer to her, and also to get an agent to start acting again. I spent the last five years in New York. I was kind of like a socialite, sort of a rock star half the time, going out a lot. And I had to move back here and get serious."