We haven’t yet seen Benjamin Statler‘s Soaked in Bleach, a documentary said to reveal the events behind Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain‘s death as seen through the eyes of the private investigator hired by Courtney Love only days before his body was found at their Seattle home. That’s one I really want to see, but another Cobain doc, Montage of Heck from director Brett Morgen premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and will be seen on HBO on May 4 and now we have the first trailer for the pic.
The pic is being sold as the “first fully-authorized documentary about the iconic leader of Nirvana”, described as a raw and visceral journey through his life, providing no-holds-barred access to Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives and songbooks. The film was executive produced by Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, and includes dozens of Nirvana songs and performances, as well as previously unheard Cobain originals.
The cut that played Sundance did not include any interview footage with Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as Morgen only interviewed Grohl in January, but he did leave open the possibility (and, let’s be honest, likelihood) Grohl’s interview footage would be included on the HBO release. Check out the trailer below.