Oren Moverman Hired to Re-Work Kurt Cobain Biopic Script
by Ethan Anderton
February 18, 2010
While it's always sad when a genuine talent passes, it's even more disheartening when said talent changed the face of their respective medium, and how our culture will never know the lengths to which our hearts and minds could have been moved. Such is the case with the legendary, late musician Kurt Cobain, lead singer of the rock band Nirvana who changed the face of alternative music well past his years. Now comes word that Cobain will get his due diligence in the form of a gestating biopic which THR's RiskyBiz reports will be re-written and directed by Oren Moverman whose script for The Messenger is Oscar nominated.
Moverman will rework a script from David Benioff (25th Hour, Brothers, Wolverine) which he wrote in '07 taking cues from Charles R. Cross' 2001 biography, Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain, which covers the life, music, senseless love with modern day Yoko Ono/Satan hybrid Courtney Love and eventual tragic suicide of the great musical master. Echoes of Cobain's tragic end came through the 2005 fictional rock and roll based drama Last Days from Gus Van Sant, but this is the real deal and Benioff even spent time with Cobain’s old friends in Aberdeen to better his script. This sounds like an especially powerful biopic that I can't wait to see played out on screen. But who is the person to portray Kurt Cobain?