Pattinson to play Kurt Cobain in biopic

April 9th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, April 9(IANS) British actor Robert Pattinson is to play rock legend Kurt Cobain in a Hollywood biopic.
The “Twilight” star is said to have always thought of himself as a musician rather than an actor so playing the Nirvana lead singer, who shot himself in 1994, is ideal for him, reported heraldsun.com.au.

The 23-year-old has been in touch with Cobain’s widow Courtney Love, who has been handed a key role in the production by Universal Pictures’ bosses.

The singer wanted Pattinson as Cobain and Scarlett Johansson, 25, to portray her.

“This is a big money deal for Courtney. She has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music,” said a source.

“Robert has been calling and emailing her non-stop. She has been a bit wound up by his manners, but he is her number one choice to play Kurt. She is adamant Scarlett will play her. Scarlett is friendly with Frances Bean, her daughter with Kurt,” added the source.

Love, 45, has been in touch with director David Fincher about the project, which has the working title “All Apologies”.

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