Courtney Love lands role in James Franco’s new movie ‘The Long Home’

Love's acting renaissance continues after recent TV roles in 'Empire' and 'Revenge'

Courtney Love has landed a role in The Long Home, a new movie being directed and produced by James Franco.

She joins The Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson in the big screen drama, which is based on a 1999 novel by William Gay and set in 1940s Tennessee. Franco is shooting the movie now in Ohio.

The Long Home tells the story of young carpenter Nathan Winer (Hutcherson), who is forced to accept work from Dallas Hardin, the unsavoury man responsible for his father’s murder. Along the way, he falls for Hardin’s stepdaughter, Amber Rose, whom Hardin is trying to turn into a prostitute. Love will appear in a supporting role as Pearl, mother of Amber Rose and wife of Hardin.


Hole frontwoman Love resumed her acting career last year (2014) with a four-episode guest role on US motorbiking drama Sons Of Anarchy. This year (2015) she has been seen as blues singer Elle Dallas in hit US hip-hop drama series Empire and as a socialite called White Gold in another US TV drama, Revenge.

She previously enjoyed a promising acting career in the late ’90s, earning a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in 1996’s The People Vs Larry Flynt (pictured right) and co-starring opposite Jim Carrey in 1999’s Man On The Moon. NME recently took a look back at Courtney Love’s 10 Most Unforgettable Acting Roles – check them out here.