Official Cobain biopic to be produced

From The Hollywood Reporter: "David Benioff has signed on to pen the untitled Kurt Cobain project being developed by Working Title, Reveille Motion Pictures and Universal.

Many of the details of the biopic of the Nirvana frontman are still in early conception stages, so it is unclear what form the narrative would take and how Nirvana music will fit into it. Benioff will use as a reference the 2001 book Heavier Than Heaven, by Charles Cross, which the production recently acquired.

Also unclear is whether Courtney Love, Cobain’s widow, would appear onscreen. Love is on board as executive producer, along with Howard Weitzman, who at one time was vice chairman of Universal Studios and now is an attorney who reps Love.

Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan and Reveille’s Ben Silverman and Graham Larson are on board to produce."

Benioff wrote the upcoming Marc Forster drama “The Kite Runner,” as well as “Troy” and “25th Hour,” which was based on his own novel. His upcoming credits include “Wolverine” and “Brothers.”

Story courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

Some additional info from Variety: "The producers and studio would not address whether they had locked down music rights, or the nature of the story they are trying to tell."

Posted in NFC news section at on 10-20-2007 @ 7:21 PM (GMT).

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