Kurt Cobain Biopic Production to Start Within a Year, Courtney Love Says

"These are 25-year-olds who are blond, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts," Love says about potential star actors.

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Courtney Love has officially announced that the production of Kurt Cobain biopic will kick off within the next 12 months.

Chatting with the Inquirer, Love also discussed the young actors auditioning for the starring role, calling them "25-year-olds who are blond, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts." Furthermore, she confirmed Dave Grohl's and Krist Novoselic's involvement in the project.

"The biopic should start within the next year or so," she announced, explaining how the CAA (Creative Artists Agency) directly sent her the actors' demo reels.

"That was really tough because these boys are so pretty, so cute," Courtney said. "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," she added on casting an actor for Kurt. "Let's leave that to the agents; I have great agents now. But I will have a say in it."

Love also noted how she's overloaded with various requests from young actors hoping to land a potential role of a lifetime. "Some beautiful blond, tragic, gorgeous actor boy is hitting on me, and why? He wants to play Kurt. So I am moving that over to the agency side. I am not Cecil B. DeMille or anything like that. I don't want to be the producer per se," she explained.

But Courtney still wants to retain full control of the film, "I do have a say in it. So do Frances [Bean Cobain], 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," she concluded.

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    Glad to read that Dave, Krist and Frances are involved in the project, maybe it wouldnt be a crap after all.
    why should Francis be involved. she cant contribute how her dad was. he died before she got the chance to know him.
    I don't see the problem with this. None these people are doing it for the money. They are doing it because of the demand for a Cobain biopic and because the dude is worth a film.
    Hope she doesn't sleep with the actor is chosen. That would be am the ultimate disgrace to Kurt.
    hes been dead for 20 years now. everyone needs to move and stop sucking money out of this situation.seriously hes Kurt Cobain not Abraham Lincoln.
    I still cant believe theres actually gonna be a biopic about a suicidal junkie who got famous writing nonsense,singing like monkey getting raped and scratchin shit out of a guitar...