Smells Like Tween Spirit: Robert Pattinson to Play Kurt Cobain?

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First, he was rumored to play Spider-Man in a rebooted version of the big screen comic book adaption.

Now, Robert Pattinson is reportedly in the running to portray a musical icon: Great Britian's The Sun says Courtney Love wants the Twilight star to take on the role of her late husband, Kurt Cobain.

A biopic about the deceased Nirvana frontman has been considered for years, but producers have had trouble casting the lead. Can you envision Pattinson as Cobain, the singer who shot himself in 1994?

Love can, and "she has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music," sources tell the newspaper. "Robert has been calling and emailing her non-stop... he is her number one choice to play Kurt."

Who might play Courtney? She is "adamant" about Scarlett Johansson for the role, the same insider says. The upcoming Iron Man 2 co-star is friendly with Frances Bean, Love's daughter with Kurt.

Based on Scarlett's sexy Iron Man 2 poster, we know one person who might object to this casting choice: Kristen Stewart. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.

Let's hear from our readers first: Should Robert Pattinson play Kurt Cobain?


oops, I meant to type :That's just stupid, not "jut' stupid.I have no idea what "jut stupid" means, of course Sorry, i have a newly paralyzed left hand. You try typing with one hand all the time! It sucks rocks.


What?! This guy as Kurt Cobain?That's jut stupid, if it's true. Get a real casting director!


now, that would be a tough task. I tjough Jude Law will play it cheers


The Sun article is not true. I am a huge Rob fan and think he could totally do it. But the Sun article was proven false.


I could find a Crack head on the street to play the role of a Crack head with a Band...Dude..was it really that bad where you had to blow your head off...I guess you asked for fame and could not handle what you they careful what you ask for cause you might just get it. I feel for his little girl who lost her father due to her father being a selfish Arse..Ohh I can't take it the walls are closing in..Cmon dude what about your little girl who now has to go through the rest of her life with No DADDY !!!


this is guys make up the dumbest shit


hell no look better choices


First off, Kurt would never want a movie to be made about him. Second, Robert Pattinson has no resemblance at all to Kurt Cobain. Third, Why make a movie about him? Everyone knows how it ends.


I cannot believe it! how could they do that!! it's not like the tweens who worship mr. pattinson actually even have a clue who kurt cobain is/was.
The people who are interested in watching a cobain biopic are not the same audience who want to see that twilight star's face.... the casting director must have their head right up their ass. Talk about alienating your target audience...
but i guess selling out for tween ratings is the goal in the pattinson scenario. i am sure kurt would be so proud to have that guy play him, right?? HELL NO!!


THAT IS THE WORST IDEA FOR CASTING KURT COBAIN EVER!!! pattinson will flop in that role if it is given to him. Better choices to play kurt cobain: Emile Hirsh or Ryan Gosling, or how about casting someone not so famous and giving them a chance? why robert pattinson!?!?!? I think everyone can acknowledge the simple fact that robert pattinson doesnt look anything like kurt. I cannot believe that courtney love is the one with some sense in this whole casting scenario...she wants ryan gosling, who actually has some real acting talent and looks a little more like kurt than robert ever could.
would be an absolute waste of casting to give it to pattinson. a sheer and utter waste.
I won't even bother watching it if he is cast.


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I hate any reference to my name. I wish people would just completely invent a new one.

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Up until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as Claudia!

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