The film focuses on accusations that the Nirvana frontman's death was organised by wife Courtney Love
A new Kurt Cobain film is set to be released, based on the ongoing conspiracy theories surrounding the musician’s death.
The Nirvana frontman passed away in April 1994, with the official cause of his death cited by police as suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. Despite this, the circumstances surrounding his passing has been one of much debate ever since. Following 1998 documentary Kurt & Courtney, which focused on accusations that Cobain’s death had been organised by wife Courtney Love, a new ‘docu-drama’ regarding the same subject is set to be released called Soaked In Bleach.
Taking its name from a lyric in Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’, the Benjamin Statler-directed film will be released on June 11. It features actor Tyler Bryan portraying Cobain, Sarah Scott as Love and Daniel Roebuck (Dr. Arzt from Lost) taking the role of Tom Grant, a private detective allegedly hired by Love to find her husband shortly before his death in 1994. The fictionalised reenactments will be interspersed with real-life interviews with Grant, attorney Rosemary Carroll and others. Watch a trailer from the film below.
Another Cobain-based picture, documentary film Cobain: Montage Of Heck was released earlier this year. The biopic film, directed by Brett Morgen and executively-producer by the singer’s daughter Frances Bean, followed the life of the late frontman. It hit UK cinemas in the spring, also receiving its US television premiere on HBO earlier this month (May). Read the NME review here.
The film’s director Morgen recently revealed plans to release an album of the Cobain’s solo recordings, after discovering over 200 hours worth of material while researching his film. He added: “It’s not a Nirvana album, it’s just Kurt and you’re going to hear him do things you never expected to come out of him.”