Robert Pattinson – Kurt Cobain Biopic Rumors

By Apr 10, 2010 Comment (12)

Kurt Cobain

Ok, maybe you already had a chance to hear the rumor that’s refering to possible biopic adaptation of the late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain.

At first, we heard that young Robert Pattinson will have an honour to play Cobain, and that the movie will be titled All Apologies. But, today, it looks like Pattinson is off this job, working title of the biopic is Heavier Than Heaven, and the only thing that’s sure is the fact that production deal with Universal does exist!

So, biopic is coming to the big screen. As we heard, this is a big money deal for Courtney Love. She has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music.

Here’s the official synopsis: “Based on more than 400 interviews, four years of research, exclusive access to Cobain’s unpublished diaries, and a wealth of documentation, Heavier Than Heaven traces Cobain’s life from his early days in a double-wide trailer outside of Aberdeen, Washington, to his rise to fame, success, and the adulation of a generation. Cross reveals the familial turmoil that fueled Cobain’s creativity, the generational history that forged his character, and the unusual love story that shaped his relationship with wife Courtney Love. Drawing from medical and police reports, and Cobain’s own private writings, Cross also reveals the truth about Cobain’s health struggles and his tragic final days.”

But, interesting things (or, let’s better say rumors) are involved with the whole story.

Some out there say that Courtney Love’s choice for the actor to play Cobain has always been Pattinson and she’s always wanted Scarlett Johansson to play her in the movie.

There are also speculations that Cobain’s widow wants David Fincher to direct. Anyone surprised? Although this Fincher idea doesn’t sound bad, and since we all know that Oscar nominated writer Oren Moverman (The Messenger) would be revising the screenplay for a biopic (the two of them would make a great team), we must say that we’re little surprised about Pattinson, as well as Johansson, and we could just ask a question – what about Jared Leto, for example?

Anyway, we’re really hoping for some new information as soon as possible, because, as you see, seems that things about this project are changing from minute to minute. And we all know that this man definitely deserved good movie, and (we must say it!) good actor as well! So, stay tuned, guys!

What do you think?

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  • SteinxEchelon says:

    Well first of all, I DON’T think Rob Pattinson is the right choice for this movie. I’m a huge Nirvana fan myself and I could imagine what would be good for this movie.

    I think Jared Leto could play this role very very good, almost saying PERFECT. It’s not just because I’m some kind of fan, ’cause I am that too, but Jared said he’d always been a big Nirvana fan. He was always very inspired by them and they changed his life. And trust me I know what he means, because Jared Leto inspires me every day and HE and his band changed my life for good.

    .. And not so mention that he actually look a bit “Kurt-Cobainish” with blond hair ;)

    So why not Jared? No joke.. I actually think that no one could play the role like him. Would be very exeptional, and he’s an extremely good actor. I would love to see him more often in movies, and also bigger movies, ’cause he’s that worth. He can do that, ’cause he really is a great actor!

    Enough said. That was all.

  • LibraSweetPea says:

    I think R-Patz would be a HORRIBLE choice for the movie. I think Jared Leto would be the best option. Great actor, can play the part and fits the role. They’d be stupid not to cast him.

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  • Dyana Ramli says:

    JARED LETO. Period. The best choice. Not only he’s a great actor, he’s also an accomplished musician.

    Some people might still say that the whole 30STM thing is a joke and he’s playing the part as a musician, but if they can sell millions of albums and just recently sold out Wembley Arena…. HE’S DEFINITELY NOT JOKING.

  • carrie says:

    They should cast a no name actor… Hollywood stars will ruin it.

  • Josh Collins says:

    I think Joe Anderson should play him. Im a huge fan of Nirvana and Cobain, this kid looks alot like him, and he sounds a lot like him too. He was in Across The Universe.

  • Anonymous says:

    pattinson is a bad choice. This is not going to fly with Nirvana fans. Ethan Hawke ten years ago would have been perfect, but who can play a 27 year old Kurt now???? not the vampire or any other pop actor

  • María says:

    I see I’m not the only one who thought about Leto for this.
    He would be perfect!

  • Tom84 says:

    leto for the role please!

  • Fuschia G. says:

    YES, THEY HAVE TO GIVE THE PART TO JARED LETO.he’s perfect. he will portray Cobain in very surprising ways. He’s awesome. plus, who else out there still looks 27, besides him? any 27 newbie???? NO. enuff said.

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  • Anonymous says:

    i’m a fan too,and i think rob pattinson acting better than jared

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