Despite finding Brett Morgen to direct the film, Love "isn't involved in the project in any capacity" according to the director himself.
Posted on Nov 20, 2012 02:13 pm
After confirming production of a new film about Kurt Cobain, its director Brett Morgen has revealed that Courtney Love has nothing to do with the project, despite hiring him in the first place.
Love initially made contact with the director in 2007 after seeing his film "The Kid Stays in the Picture", believing he had the right vision and passion to bring Kurt's story to the big screen.
Now Morgen reveals that he agreed to work on the project, but effectively side-stepped Love and went straight to the managers of the Kurt Cobain estate.
"Since , I have been speaking exclusively with Kurt Cobain's estate, who have given me their full cooperation in order to make the film. Courtney isn't currently involved with the project in any capacity," he said (via EW).
Morgen adds that he and the Cobain estate will release more information about the film in the coming weeks. Production will start in the next few months, and they aim to release it in 2014.
Love could be wishing that she hadn't sold so many rights to her late husband's music, but with years of legal fees she may have been left with no choice.
Would you prefer that she was involved in the project, or will it benefit the film to keep the production team separate? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.