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KURT COBAIN
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A new biopic about Kurt Cobain, lead singer for the Seattle-based band Nirvana, may be coming to theater near you.
Access Hollywood
updated 1/12/2007 11:37:46 AM ET 2007-01-12T16:37:46

Access Hollywood has learned late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain may finally be immortalized on screen with the permission of his widow, rocker Courtney Love.

Love has acquired the rights to “Heavier Than Heaven,” author Charles Cross' biography on the late grunge singer, a source close to the star told Access. According to our source, several studios are in discussions with Love to bring the book to the big screen.

The rocker also confirmed the project is “in an embryonic stage,” with a post on a Courtney Love fansite MoonwashedRose.com. "[It] has no script and no director attached, let alone stars," she added.

If deals are made and reached, this will be the first authorized look at the life of Kurt Cobain, his band Nirvana and his relationship with his wife. Love, who is currently preparing her second solo album tentatively titled “How Dirty Girls Get Clean added in her post that if the movie is made, “it will of course be [an] A list and high end film.”

Gus Van Sant's “Last Days, released in 2005 is thought by many to be that director's unauthorized account of Cobain's life. The movie starred Michael Pitt and featured a cameo from Nirvana's former labelmate, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon.

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