David Benioff Penning Kurt Cobain Feature


Universal Pictures has set David Benioff to write an untitled drama about the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, reports Variety.

The studio has acquired rights to “Heavier Than Heaven,” a Cobain biography written by Charles Cross.

The film is a co-production between Working Title and Reveille Motion Pictures. Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Ben Silverman and Graham Larson will produce. Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, will executive produce with Howard Weitzman.

Benioff most recently scripted The Kite Runner as well as the upcoming Gavin Hood-directed X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Brothers, the Jim Sheridan-directed drama.

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