Courtney Love Frozen Out of New Kurt Cobain Movie

No editorial control for the Nirvana frontman’s widow
ByClaire GlasbyThursday , 04 December 2014
Courtney Love Frozen Out of New Kurt Cobain Movie
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Courtney Love

Courtney Love has been frozen out of a planned new Kurt Cobain biopic after director Brett Morgen refused to give her editorial control of the project. Morgen, who is working on the film with Cobain and Love's daughter Frances Bean, admits he decided not to give the Hole star control over Montage of Heck, because she features in the documentary. He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "At a certain point, I started working more closely with Frances Bean and we agreed that because Courtney was a subject in the film, it would be best if she wasn't given editorial control."

Love initially brought the film idea to Morgen in 2007 after he impressed her with his 2002 Robert Evans biopic, The Kid Stays in the Picture, and she gave him access to her personal archives. Morgen tells the publication Love has not seen his film, which is scheduled to premiere at the Sundance festival next month, adding, "I'm not sure she's intending to."

Hole singer Love recently announced that she’s going to be touring again, this time in an unlikely pairing with Lana Del Rey on her Endless Summer Tour next year. Love had previously said how she’d like to partner with Del Rey, because her “distinctive voice might sound cool if it was the right song”.

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