Courtney Love joins television adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Entitled 'A Midsummer's Nightmare', the thriller series will be based on the Bard's great play

Courtney Love has joined the cast of A Midsummer’s Nightmare, the Lifeline adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The former Hole frontwoman has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, most notably 1996’s The People vs. Larry Flynt – a role that saw her nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (Motion Picture Drama). The 52-year-old has also recently appeared in the TV series Empire.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Love will soon turn her attention to becoming a Shakespearean actress, given the news that she is joining the cast of A Midsummer’s Nightmare. The anthology series, which will be broadcast on the US network Deadline, will transform Shakespeare’s play into a modern thriller, “exploring [themes of] terror, deception and the dark side of love.”

Love joins a cast that already includes Lost and The Lord of The Rings actor Dominic Monaghan, Daisy Head (Guilt) and Jake Robinson (American Odyssey).

No premiere date has been set yet.

Back in October, Love revealed that Pearl Jam “pissed off” her late husband Kurt Cobain during the band’s rivalry with Nirvana in the early ’90s.

“There was a rivalry to have your voice be heard, and be successful, but to have your voice be heard,” Love told National Geographic. “I remember when Pearl Jam beat Nirvana onto the cover of Time, and that pissed Kurt off, let me tell you.”