Courtney Love Not Involved in Upcoming Kurt Cobain Documentary

2012-11-20

Story by Cat Badra

Contrary to early reports, Courtney Love isn’t working on filmmaker Brett Morgan’s upcoming documentary on Kurt Cobain

Over the past few days, reports have swirled that Hole frontwoman Courtney Love was involved in an upcoming documentary revolving around the life of her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. However, now it’s apparent that although Love tapped Brett Morgen, director of HBO’s new documentary on the Rolling Stones, “Crossfire Hurricane,” to spearhead the Cobain film, she’s not directly involved with the creative end of the project.

“Courtney [Love] is the one that brought me into this…” Morgen told the New York Post, leading to speculation that Love was involved with the project further. “We’ve been trying to find the right time to put this film together and the time is now. 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.”

Now, Morgen has confirmed that Love isn’t involved in the creation of the project. “Back in 2007, I had a meeting in L.A. with Courtney Love to discuss my possible involvement in a Kurt Cobain documentary,” he told EW. “She 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.”

Morgen continued, “Courtney isn’t currently involved with the project in any capacity. 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.”

 




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