Kurt Cobain musical "very likely" to happen, says Courtney Love

Nirvana hero’s widow threatens a deluge of Cobain project.

Courtney Love has revealed plans for a musical, biopic and documentary about Kurt Cobain’s life.

In an interview with NME this week, the Hole star said messages from Nirvana fans had encouraged her to develop a musical.

“Both Frances [Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt and Courtney] and I have thought long and hard and agreed that if we can reach up to the highest shelf and select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen,” she said.

“There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn’t been told before,” she added. “I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see.

“I know her father’s spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theatre with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives.”

A biopic would follow several previous attempts to tell Cobain’s story on film, including Gus Van Sant’s 2005 film Last Days.

This week, 20 years on from Cobain’s death, Seattle Police reopened the case and released new photos of his death scene, but found “nothing new” in the files.

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