Kurt Cobain Movie In Development

Courtney Love is behind the project, which might instead appear as a Broadway play. Would you see it, or should he be left to rest in peace?

Kurt Cobain Movie In Development
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Courtney Love is working on a project to tell the story of her late husband Kurt Cobain, which could appear as either a movie or Broadway production. The project was revealed by Britney Spears' former manager Sam Lufti, who says he's been working with Love "on a possible motion picture or Broadway musical based on the Nirvana catalogue, based on her life and Kurt Cobain's" (via NME). It's early days for the feature, but with Kurt's fame as big as ever after two decades, producers will likely take the opportunity to put his story on the stage or screen. It follows news that Amy Winehouse's life will be told in a Denmark theater from next year, telling the story of how her problems began with the public pressure of fame, according to NME. Courtney Love has been embroiled in several lawsuits over the year, including a battle with her former landlady and was even sued by her own lawyers for alleged non-payment. Would you see a movie or play about Kurt Cobain? What kind of story do you hope it would tell? Let us know in the comments.

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    skullface66
    Broadway musical? I wouldn't want to see a choreographed dance routine to one of his songs or see people prancing around onstage talking about suicide and drug addiction.
    My Last Words
    I think the last thing Kurt would like to see was a musical about his own life.. As said above, slowly killing the memory
    AlecBeretz
    it probably wouldn't be like that... musicals CAN be tastefully done. they just usually suck. i've heard green day's musical is supposed to be flashy and broadway but also have some legit shit in it. so we'll see. (obviously nirvana > green day, but you see what Im saying) And i thought across the universe did justice to the beatles.
    CrypticIdentity
    Exactly. Check out almost any production of Sweeney Todd (especially the 2005 Broadway revival) and tell me that Broadway musicals can't take on serious subject matter like suicide and drug addiction. Or Next to Normal--a 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical that takes on mental illness and tackles it in a very human, emotionally affecting way. Like AlecBeretz said, musicals CAN be tastefully done. It's just the sorry case that a lot of them are gigantic, campy, over-produced spectacles that lose sight of story.
    bmarlatt1685
    Me and my rhythm guitarist watched Across the Universe and couldn't stop laughing... unintentionally. "Where'd she come from?" "She came in through the bathroom window." ... ... ... Really? Shame too. Beatles are my favorite band, Evan Rachel Wood's a great actress (and gorgeous too), and I don't think all musicals suck (Wizard of Oz, Rocky Horror, Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd), but for some reason I just found myself turned off by it.
    bmarlatt1685
    Also, in response to the article. I can't quite picture a broadway play of Cobain. I don't think it'd be High School Musical or anything by any stretch, but it'd still be weird. Then again, that studio efficiency of Courtney's ain't gonna pay for itself now, is it?
    SKB
    "Across the universe did justice to the Beatles" I hope the pun was intentional. (also, I agree)
    rebreh
    I'm working on a new musical called "Grunge." Here is a scene (Axle is in an argument with Kurt) Axle: Anything you can do I can do better, anything you can I can do better than you Kurt: no you can't Axle: Yes I can Kurt: Anything you can do I can do better, anything you can I can do better than you... Ends with both utilizing jazz hands
    AlecBeretz
    bahahah "Hey we're guns and roses" "hey we're grunge. we hate you and your stupid bandana" "awwwww *gets mad and shows up to shows late*"
    Nkolstad
    Agreed. A broadway musical for Kurt Cobain? Are you kidding me?? There is one reason why I actually would rather not see this turn into a movie. Courtney Love. If she's the one behind this movie and telling his story it's gonna be ridiculously biased and skewed. Most of the questions people have and want to hear about the whole Nirvana legacy is her involvement in it and all the conspiracy theories surrounding it. Do you really think this is going to be an accurate account. I'd like to know more about Niranva and all just like everyone else but not backed by her.
    jkubed
    Totally agree about Courtney. Just imagine the kind of a-hole she'll make sure they make out of Dave Grohl. Now if Grohl started getting involved in this I would not oppose in the least.
    Nkolstad
    Yeah no kidding. I love how he hardly even acknowledges her when she freaks out too. It sucks that if this does go through, part of me would want to see it just to see how off it really is.
    IrishConnor1994
    I don't think anyone expects accuracy from this, because this is just Courtney trying to get another Nirvana/Kurt Cobain check.
    third(-)eye
    Fuck. No. A Cobain musical would be the absolute worst thing they could do to his memory. Broadway musicals are like the encapsulation of the things his music was such a huge rebellion against. They're overdone, grand-scale productions. His style was intentionally the exact opposite of that. To make a musical about Kurt Cobain would be like making a musical about Syd Vicious.
    ozzyismetal
    Someone obviously has only seen the crappy money-grabbing Broadway shows and not the good ones... Theater can portray things much better than TV or movies ever could when done correctly.
    Zoso67
    "Kurt Cobain Movie In Development" *Gasps in excitement and clicks on link* "Courtney Love is working on a project to tell the story of her late husband Kurt Cobain" Ah dammit. No.
    CliffBurton321
    It's worse than you think, it says "based on HER life and Kurt Cobain's."
    hotdogs585
    ill bet courtney love had an interesting life though, i thought hole was a good band. courtney love does come across as a loon but ive never met her so i cant judge.
    joemac15
    Smells like a bad idea if Courtney is involved in any way.
    Deathlock257
    The film "Last Days" portrayed Kurt pretty accurately and the mood of it was perfect. I don't see a reason to make another.
    RadioTape
    It would be sick if Jared Leto played Kurt though. If you havn't seen the video of his impersonation do, it's so close
    SocksAndTrees
    hotdogs585
    bleh that performance made me sick. cobain had a certain...whats the word im looking for...gravely-nous to his voice and expression that jared leto isnt doing. he just sounds like all of those other bs post grunge bands like seether, breaking benjamin, shinedown, chevelle, etc. ive heard some really spot on nirvana cover bands too but the only thing leto has going for him is he is built like kurt and has the same clothes.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    gotta love the people who think they "knew kurt cobain" Jared sounds like kurt. period. he doesnt look like him at all, not even with the hair, but he sounds close. dont act like "there is something more" just cause you like kurt more than jared.
    hotdogs585
    I never claimed to know kurt cobain duded. Stop acting like Leto is flawless just because your head is up his ass. He sounds nothing like Kurt. There are people who can sound like Cobain spot on even if I hate the actual band. Unfortunately Leto is not one of them no matter how hard he tries to be him.
    Andy3630
    I agree, hotdogs585. Listen to Nirvana's version of Pennyroyal Tea, then watch that video again. Leto does a good job, but it's definitely nothing to write home about
    hotdogs585
    Leto's version sounded like a cheesy American Idol cover of it. He may have a voice with good pitch but he doesn't have that dirty gravel to his voice that Cobain had. The singer of Burning Brides could pull it off decently, I don't really like that band but he would be pretty good at doing Cobain. The best Nirvana covers I've heard were from a Nirvana cover band called "Nevermind" The kid that sang for them imitated Kurt Cobain perfectly when I saw them live. Not sure what they're up to now days though.
    BassFishin
    I don't agree with the way you're preaching your opinion, hotdogs, but I do see what you mean. You have a bit of a point here.
    hotdogs585
    I'm just describing the way I heard it, wasn't trying to be a dick or anything.
    JAHellraiser
    I don't get why you keep bringing up Nirvana cover bands. It's a movie about his life, not a "So You Think You Sound Like Kurt Cobain?" tv show
    hotdogs585
    Read the conversation, I was commenting about how I thought Jared Leto did a bad Nirvana cover on that video that was posted of him.
    JAHellraiser
    I think Charlie Hunnam (Jax from Sons of Anarchy) would be a good choice to play Kurt. Only thing he'd need to work on would be the voice.
    plindqui
    As long as it's done well, I think I might actually like this. A good biopic can be entertaining and very interesting. That said - with Courtney Love at the helm, I won't have my hopes up.
    A7X <3
    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD... Just let him rest in peace... god Courtney you ****ing money seeking bitch -.-
    IrishConnor1994
    She's pathetic really, I don't think there is any other person who tries to cash in on the memory of a dead legend than Courtney Love.