David Benioff will pen the untitled Kurt Cobain project being developed by Working Title, Reveille Motion Pictures and Universal Picturres reports the trades.
Many of the details of the biopic of the Nirvana frontman still are in early conception stages, so it is unclear what form the narrative would take and how Nirvana music will fit into it. The 2001 book “Heavier Than Heaven” by Charles Cross will serve as a key reference manual for the scribe.
Cobain and his band helped usher in the age of grunge rock, leading to his struggle with drug addiction and eventual suicide in 1994 due to the pressure of being a spokesman for a whole generation.
Also unclear is whether Courtney Love, Cobain’s widow, would appear onscreen. Love is on board as executive producer.