Courtney Love Says No To Robert Pattinson For Kurt Cobain Role, Maybe To James McAvoy
Courtney Love has two men in mind to possibly play her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, on the big screen — but neither of them are “Twilight” superstar Robert Pattinson.
“Isn’t that so stupid, who would cast him? That’s just wrong, no offence (to Pattinson),” Courtney told the Canadian Press after rumors surfaced out of the UK that she was eyeing the “Twilight” gent for the role in the upcoming Cobain biopic, which Courtney will executive produce.
“I watched the ‘Twilight’ stuff very, very recently and I get it, it resonates with the teenaged girl in me, I understand epic love of that nature; I write about it all the time,” she added. “But isn’t that silly?”
Instead, Courtney suggested either Ryan Gosling, who she has mentioned for several years, or Scottish star James McAvoy could take on the role.
Courtney acquired the rights to Charles Cross’ “Heavier Than Heaven,” a biography of the late grunge figurehead, years ago and has been working for almost five years to find the right team to bring it to the big screen.
As for playing herself, Courtney has had her eye on Scarlett Johansson for some time.
“Heavier Than Heaven,” however, is still in the early stages, with the script currently being worked on.
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