With Courtney Love producing...
jason gregory
14:02 19th October 2007

The life story of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is to be turned into a big budget movie.

According to reports, the script for the movie will be lifted from Charles Cross’ 2001 biography, ‘Heavier Than Heaven,’ which featured candid interviews with a number of Cobain’s friends and family.

Universal Pictures – who have secured the rights to ‘Heavier Than Heaven’ – have signed up scriptwriter David Benioff, who also wrote the script for the movie, ‘Troy,’ to adapt Cross’ novel.

Meanwhile, Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, will executive produce the movie alongside her attorney Howard Weitzman, reports Reuters.

It’s not yet clear whether former Nirvana drummer Dave Ghrol will be involved in the project because of his fractious relationship with Love and because Cross’ novel notoriously fails to include a contribution from the drummer.