Director set for Cobain biopic

Posted February 19th, 2010 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

Universal Studios is finally moving forward on the Kurt Cobain biopic with Oren Moverman set to direct and supervise the screenplay. Having written the screenplay for Denis Johnson’s novel-turned-film Jesus’ Son and having directed last year’s critically lauded The Messenger, Moverman has a level of credibility that shows that Universal is at least taking this somewhat seriously. These rock star biopics can cheese up in a hurry, turning into laughably embarrassing caricatures of everyone and everything portrayed. Val Kilmer’s turn as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s The Doors springs to mind. But, hopefully, Anton Corbijn’s respectful and artful handling of the Ian Curtis story in his film Control will set the standard from which this Cobain project can learn. Casting will also be the sink-or-swim variable here, as the actor chosen will actually sing the Nirvana songs heard in the film, which will be no small feat. [via Rock Daily]

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