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Scarlett Johansson to play Courtney Love in new Cobain movie

When Courtney Love wanted an actress to play her in a film about her rock'n'roll life, the chosen one had to be young, beautiful and fabulous - obviously.

So she's asked gorgeous Scarlett Johansson to portray her in the new 30million movie about life with tragic rocker husband Kurt Cobain.

And Courtney, who is executive producer on the film, has been raving about Lost In Translation star Scarlett, who she knows from the LA party scene.

The movie Heavier Than Heaven is based on a biography of Kurt written with Courtney's help.

A close friend says: "Kirsten Dunst was rumoured to be in the frame, but Courtney really admires Scarlett and has already sent the contract out for her to sign. Courtney even copied Scarlett's sleek blonde movie look when she was in London for the Fashion Rocks party last year.

"This is a labour of love for Courtney and she is putting her heart and soul into making it an accurate, credible glimpse of her life with Kurt."

And Courtney has also lined up Oscar-nominated Ryan Gosling to play husband Kurt.

Her friend adds: "She wants the best actors to portray them - she will be on set all the time giving Scarlett and Ryan advice on what it was like being one part of the most notorious couples since Sid and Nancy. It will be explosive."


Story courtesy of The Daily Mirror.

Posted in NFC news section at www.nirvanaclub.com on 01-13-2008 @ 8:08 AM (GMT).

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