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Film 'to be made of Cobain life'
Kurt Cobain
Fans recently marked the 10th anniversary of Cobain's death
A TV movie based on the life of late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain is to be made in the US, it has been reported.

The film will be based on the unauthorised 2001 biography Heavier Than Heaven, by Charles Cross, US industry paper Hollywood Reporter said.

A script for the film has been commissioned, and it could be aired as early as next year, it is reported.

Cobain, the singer and guitarist of Nirvana, was found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds in 1994.

"The day Kurt Cobain died was the day the music died for a generation," said senior VP original movies Tana Nugent Jamieson at The WB cable network. "His story is perfect for our audience."

Nirvana's rise

The movie, which is being scripted by Robert Munic, does not yet have a director involved.

It will chart the story of Cobain's life growing up in the logging town of Aberdeen in Washington in the north-west of the US, and his parent's divorce, which was a catalyst for his angry songwriting.

It will also chart the rise of Nirvana, the grunge band Cobain took from obscurity to worldwide fame after the release of their 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind.

Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean
Cobain's marriage to Courtney Love will be covered
It will also deal with the singer's troubled relationship with his wife Courtney Love, the singer in punk-rock band Hole.

"The storytelling will have a nonlinear style, flashing to different parts of his life out of chronological order," Mr Munic told Hollywood Reporter.

The announcement comes days after the 10th anniversary of Cobain's death.

It also follows reports director Gus Van Sant was planning to shoot a film about a fictional grunge band whose singer was to be modelled on Cobain.


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