Gus Van Sant’s Last Days may have been an interesting abstract imagining of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain at the end of his life and 2007’s Kurt Cobain: About a Son did feature exclusive audio interviews with the music legend, but a proper biopic, with some good ol’ Oscar bait acting, has never been attempted. The Playlist (via Production Weekly) reports that Marc Forster, the director of the newest James Bond flick, Quantum of Solace, is eyeing a Cobain script written by David Benioff.
Benioff, who was hired by Universal to write a Cobain biopic in 2007, and Forster have worked together before on 2007’s The Kite Runner. The script is said to be based on Charles Cross’ Cobain biography, Heavier Than Heaven, and the executive producer for the much-buzzed about project? Courtney Love.