Despite her recent denial that a Kurt Cobain biopic was in development, Courtney Love has hired filmmaker Brett Morgen to make a documentary film about her late husband, due for release in 2014.
Morgen, who directed the Rolling Stones' film "Crossfire Hurricane", says he and Love have been in talks about the making the movie since 2007.
"Courtney is the one that brought me into this"
, he told the NY Post
. "We've been trying to find the right time to put this film together and the time is now.
"Kurt was not only an amazing songwriter and musician, he was an incredible artist and filmmaker. So we are going to do the movie sort of like a third-person autobiography â€” [as] if Kurt was around and making a film about his life."
Recent claims that a Cobain musical or movie were in development were made by Britney Spears' former manager Sam Lufti, who said he had been working with Love on a musical or movie about the Nirvana frontman. She responded by saying, "Sometimes it's best just to leave things alone", but now it appears she has ignored her own advice.
Love also sold some Nirvana rights to CBS who are working on a new sitcom called "Smells Like Teen Spirit", though it is a family sitcom and not based on Kurt Cobain.
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