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July 20, 2010

Biopic of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain will be 'raw and chaotic'

Israeli director Oren Moverman is now attached to project

Biopic of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain will be 'raw and chaotic'

The new biopic on the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain will be "raw and chaotic", says the film's new director Oren Moverman. Speaking to The Guardian, New York-based Moverman revealed more details of what he has planned.

He declared: "It’ll be raw and chaotic, which is what Cobain’s life was like."

Moverman is best known for his work on the unconventional 2007 Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, starring Cate Blanchett and Heath Ledger, which he co-wrote with Todd Haynes. He was nominated for an Oscar for his script.

Speaking about the new trend for unconventional biopics, Moverman said his Cobain biopic, based partially on the biography Heavier Than Heaven by Charles R Cross, will be "more linear than I’m Not There; it’ll take you from A to Z. People know the shortcut version — he took a lot of heroin, wrote ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, became the biggest rock star in the world, and killed himself. Those known things about him are to me the least interesting".

The film is being produced by Cobain's widow Courtney Love, who is currently engaged in a war of world's with the Twilight Saga actor Robert Pattinson over whether he would be suitable for the lead role or not.

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