Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ewan McGregor Heavier Than Heaven?

The Daily Express have reported that Ewan McGregor is the frontrunner to play Kurt Cobain in Heavier than Heaven. The film, produced by Courtney Love, is based upon Charles Cross' book of the same name and is supposedly being lined up as a future project for Michael Winterbottom.

McGregor made for a pretty good Iggy Pop in Velvet Goldmine and, frankly, anything that keeps Michael Pitt out of the Kurt Cobain role is probably a good thing. On the other hand, this is a story from a tabloid newspaper, and a British one at that, so Serve With Salt.

The Express claims that a number of actors have been engaged in talks but for obvious reasons Love wants McGregor more so than any of the others. Actually, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him sign if the film goes ahead any time soon.

In a recent interview in Pop magazine, Courtney Love discussed the possibilty of Frances Bean - Love and Cobain's daughter - taking up acting. Apparently, Frances Bean doesn't fancy it - unless Cameron Crowe comes calling. I'd prbably act in a film if Cameron asked me, come to think of it. He does have a knack of making 'traditionally less capable' performers honestly shine. If Love's lucky and smart, she'd end up with Cameron writing and directing, and leave Winterbootm far behind.

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