Courtney Love Not Involved With Kurt Cobain Documentary, Producer Says
Apparently, Courtney Love will not be involved in the production of the forthcoming Kurt Cobain documentary that the late Nirvana singer's widow last week announced is being planned for release in 2014. Love revealed that she has authorized the making of the as-yet-untitled documentary, which will be helmed by filmmaker Brett Morgen, but it now seems that that will be the extent of Love's involvement.
“Courtney [Love] is the one that brought me into this… We’ve been trying to find the right time to put this film together and the time is now, " Morgen recently told the New York Post. "We are going to do the movie sort of like a third-person autobiography — [as] if Kurt was around and making a film about his life.”
That quote led to the assumption that Love would be involved in the film's production as well, but a representative for the Hole frontwoman insists that is not the case. Morgen further ended such speculation with a statement that he made to EW.com. “Courtney isn’t currently involved with the project in any capacity," he revealed. "The estate and I will be releasing more information about our plans in the coming weeks. Production on the film will begin in the coming months and we are aiming for a 2014 release.”
The filmmaker, who directed 'Crossfire Hurricane,' HBO’s new documentary on classic rockers the Rolling Stones, also explained how he was recruited for the project. “[Love] had seen my film ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture,’ and thought that I had the right vision and passion to bring Kurt’s story to life. Since that time, I have been speaking exclusively with Kurt Cobain’s estate, who have given me their full cooperation in order to make the film.”
This news comes on the heels of a report that Love was working on a Nirvana musical bound for Broadway -- a rumor that Love thankfully denied.