Francis Bean Cobain to Produce Kurt Cobain Documentary

2014-12-03

Story by Charles Ken

A fully-authorized documentary on Kurt Cobain is in the works

Kurt Cobain’s family is working on the first fully-authorized documentary on the late Nirvana frontman. The film, titled “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” will also enlist the talents of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen, who directed the Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane, and Cobain’s daughter, visual artist Francis Bean Cobain.

Morgen will write, direct and produce the film, while Francis Bean will serve as the documentary’s executive producer.

“(Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) is a raw and visceral journey through Cobain’s life and provides no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks,” promises an official statement. The film, according to the statement, will also feature exclusive Nirvana songs, performances, and brand new Cobain originals.

“I started work on this project eight years ago,” Morgen said in a statement. “Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.”

“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” the documentary will air on HBO in 2015.

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