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Ewan McGregor May Play Kurt Cobain

Having recently acquired the rights to the biography Heavier Than Heaven about her late husband Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love is apparently in talks to make a movie about Cobain's life, Virgin.net reports. Who could possibly play Cobain on the big screen? Ewan McGregor is reportedly at the top of the list of actors being considered for the part. According to the article:

[Love] confirmed the project was in "an embryonic stage" and was being discussed with several film studios.

She wrote on fansite moonwashedrose.com: "It has no script and no director attached, but if the movie is made it will of course be an A-list and high-end film."

Biopics about musicians' lives — including Ray, Walk the Line, and the rumored Freddie Mercury movie starring Johnny Depp — seem to be all the rage these days. This one makes me particularly sad, however, as I still freshly remember how tragic it was when Cobain died.

McGregor seems like a smart choice, but can a Hollywood "high-end film" truly capture the gritty, terrifying truth of Cobain's sadness without trivializing it? It's good to know that Courtney Love will be involved in the making of the movie, though I still have fears that it won't do Cobain's life and death justice. What do you guys think?

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Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
I love Ewan.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I don't mind Ewan as Kurt, but I'd have to think about it. I also wish that someone else that was close to him (I'm sorry, that not close comment from Courtney is stupid). I'd rather Dave or Krist had something to do with it. I also believe, sadly, that Kurt killed himself, and Courtney didn't have him murdered. ---------------------------------------------------- Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
riotgeek riotgeek 10 years
couldn't have said it better, flutterpie.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
i think anyone who thinks she had anything to do with his death knows absolutely nothing and just wishes for a conspiracy. i try not be offensive but the idea of that is not only disgusting but just plain ignorant and stupid. while i have always disagreed with how courtney has handled the estate and her selling off portions of her share of the collections, i have always felt bad for her situation, because close or not he was still her husband and the father of her child and he still did a very selfish thing.
katie225 katie225 10 years
i don't like the idea of courtney love making even more money off of the death of someone she admits she wasn't very close to. i think ewan mcgregor is a great choice, though. i'm just sick of courtney love in general. his whole death was suspicious. her whole music career is/was suspicious.
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 10 years
I think that is a good idea. I like the casting.
ShoeS ShoeS 10 years
I think it to early for movie...
principessa principessa 10 years
Hmmm I'm not sure I would like this choice..I'd have to think about it some more:) But the whole idea of a movie..eh I dunno.
ShoeS ShoeS 10 years
Some-1-I-know, may be the twist of the movie will be that she admits to Your theory ;)
dreamsugar dreamsugar 10 years
I think that's actually a good match
Gold_DustWoman Gold_DustWoman 10 years
I love Ewan McGregor, he's an awesome actor, and of course I love Kurt Cobain...but a movie seems so...not what he would have wanted
Some-1-U-Know Some-1-U-Know 10 years
SOUNDS LIKE COURTNEY NEEDS MORE MONEY,SO SHE TURNS TO THE ONE SHE KILLED TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF!...WIED HUH?...SHE KILLS HIM BECAUSE HE WAS MAKING MORE MONEY THAN HER,AND STEALING THE LIME LIGHT FORM HER...YOU AND OJ...WHAT GIVES?
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I love Ewan,too. He's a good actor and dreamy. I'm not sure how I feel about this project but I think he's a good choice to play Kurt.
aembry396 aembry396 10 years
I love Ewan, I bet he could do a great job with it! Preppy to the max!
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