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Saturday 20 September 2014

Love hope for Cobain film next year

Courtney Love says she expects her Kurt Cobain biopic to start filming within a year

Courtney Love has said she hopes that the Kurt Cobain biopic she is involved with will start filming within a year.

The Hole frontwoman told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that she expected there to be some progress on the film about her late husband very soon.

She said: "The biopic should start within the next year or so."

Courtney said of choosing an actor to play Kurt: "CAA (Creative Artists Agency) directly sent me actors' (demo) reels. That was really tough because these boys are so pretty, so cute.

"I won't name names because I don't want to jinx it for anyone but these are 25-year-olds who are blond, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts. There's a ton of those. Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces.

"I don't want to be the person who makes that decision. Let's leave that to the agents; I have great agents now. But I will have a say in it."

She added that she was inundated with requests from actors and producers to be involved: "I mean, really cool producers and I am friends with a few of them. I can't have those friendships be contingent on whether [or not] I green-light them for that movie.

"Everyone wants to throw money at this. Let the agency protect me from this. It's really, really important. I am letting my agency decide a lot of things because I don't want to be talking to some hot producer guy, make out with him and then have him go, 'So, baby, do you own the rights?' That has happened.

"Some beautiful blond, tragic, gorgeous actor boy is hitting on me, and why? He wants to play Kurt. So I am moving that over to the agency side. I am not Cecil B DeMille or anything like that. I don't want to be the producer per se."

However, Courtney said she would be keeping control of the film: "I do have a say in it. So do Frances (Bean, her daughter with Kurt), and Krist (Novoselic, Nirvana's bass player). And Dave (Grohl, Nirvana's drummer), for that matter, if it touches on Nirvana - and it will. I am leading the charge because it's time to do this."

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