Rumor: Robert Pattinson Might Play Kurt Cobain in a Biopic
This isn't official by any means, so don't start getting angry that Edward from those damn Twilight movies will be playing Nirvana's legendary singer and guitarist. RadarOnline is reporting a rather unreliable rumor that 23-year-old actor Robert Pattinson might indeed be playing Kurt Cobain in a biopic in development at Universal called All Apologies. Unfortunately, the site references quotes from the UK Sun, who we all know is the absolute worst bullshit gossip rag in the world, and can't be trusted. They say that Pattinson has been "in talks" with Cobain's widow Courtney Love, who has picked Pattinson as her top choice. Oh really?
"This is a big money deal for Courtney -- 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," the source said. "Robert has been calling and emailing her non-stop… she has been a bit wound up by his manners, but he is her number one choice to play Kurt."
I obviously don't believe that for a second, but it's the rumor of the day, so I thought it'd be good to mention anyway. There is actually a Cobain biopic in the works, so that part is accurate, but that doesn't really mean anything. In February we reported that Oscar nominated writer Oren Moverman (The Messenger) would be revising the screenplay for a biopic (setup at Universal) but that's all we know. Maybe they are considering Pattinson and honestly, the guy's a great actor, he's just caught up in everything vampires and screaming girls right now. This could be his opportunity to prove himself again post-Twilight. We will let you know!