HBO Is Making A Kurt Cobain Documentary, And His Daughter Is The Exec Producer
While other documentaries about late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain exist, a new one from HBO set to premiere in 2015 is the first that comes with his family's support.
Frances Bean Cobain, the now 22-year-old daughter of Cobain and Courtney Love, is the executive producer of the film.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck comes from filmmaker Brett Morgen, L.A. Times reports. Morgen has previously directed films like Crossfire Hurricane—the 2012 documentary about The Rolling Stones—and 2002's The Kid Stays in the Picture about Robert Evans, producer of The Godfather and Chinatown.
Morgen said in a statement than when he began the project, he assumed there wouldn't be much new information to uncover. However, he found over 200 hours of music and audio recordings, several pieces of artwork, 4,000 pages of writing and some home-movies. Morgen said this helps "paint an intimate portion of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media."
Frances Bean Cobain tweeted her enthusiasm about the project.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will premiere on HBO sometime in 2015.
HBO recently announced another documentary that has garnered a lot of attention. Also scheduled for 2015, this one will offer an in-depth look into Scientology and its celebrity following. The film is based on the 2013 Lawrence Wright book Going Clear about filmmaker and ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis' experience with the religion. To prepare for any confrontation from the Church of Scientology, HBO has hired the help of 160 lawyers to look over the film.