Courtney Love may have been implicated in Kurt Cobain's death by none other than her own father, but she's never been charged with anything, and she was still his wife at the time of his death, which means Courtney controls (and profits from) Cobain's estate and the use of his likeness.
Sadly, it also means that when the inevitable Kurt Cobain biographical film gets made (you knew it was coming), Courtney will not only cash in big time, she'll also play a part in the creative process.
In fact, the film is currently in the very early stages of pre-production and Courtney is already exerting her will on producers.
By her own admission, Courtney has shoehorned her way into the casting process, which allows her to peruse an endless selection of "blonde, gorgeous 25-year-olds." No, really. She said that:
"The biopic should start within the next year or two," said Love in a recent interview. "I won't name names because I don't want to jinx it for anyone, but these are 25-year-olds who are blonde, gorgeous, and the new Brad Pitts."
"Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces," Courtney continued. "I don't want to be the person who makes the decision, [but], I do have a say in the creative direction of the film...Everyone wants to throw money at this."
It's a good that Courtney is staying true to the values that her late husband stood for: money, appearances, status...or he may have stood for the exact opposite. Cobain died 20 years ago! Who can remember!
What's really important is that the woman who was praised as a kind, loving wife in the recently discovered Cobain death note is the one who will introduce the man and his work to a new generation of fans.
Just kidding, he used what may have been his dying words to call her out for a being a terrible b-tch. Did we mention she may have killed him? Watch your back, Next Brad Pitt!