News on Kurt Cobain biopic

From The Hollywood Reporter:

"Oren Moverman is moving on to his next tragedy.

Coming off two Oscar nominations for his directing debut, 'The Messenger,' Moverman is in negotiations to rework the screenplay for Universal's untitled Kurt Cobain project and direct it as well.

Screenwriter David Benioff ('Brothers') first took on the project in fall 2007 for Working Title and Reveille.

Material on the life, music and 1994 suicide of the Nirvana singer-songwriter will come at least partially from Charles R. Cross' 2001 biography, 'Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain.'

Universal originally purchased the life rights of both Cobain and his widow, Courtney Love, who had already optioned the film rights to the Cross book.

Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan and Ben Silverman are producing. Love is an executive producer along with her lawyer Howard Weitzman."

Full story here, courtesy of THR. Thanks to Carl-Petter for the link.

Posted in NFC news section at on 02-28-2010 @ 4:28 PM (GMT).

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