Robert Pattinson + Kurt Cobain = Internet panic
Hey. Wait. We've got a new complaint.
As mentioned in this morning's mix, rumors are circulating that Robert Pattinson *may* play Kurt Cobain in a Nirvana biopic. (According to the item, first reported in the Sun, Scarlett Johansson may play Courtney Love. Somehow, though, that equally ri-donk-ulous casting concept has been overshadowed by the notion of R. Patz smelling like teen spirit.)
An item on Spin's Web site emphasizes that Pattinson is in no way confirmed to play Cobain, who died 16 years ago yesterday. Courtney Love's manager, Jonathan Daniel, tells Spin he hasn't heard anything about Pattinson taking on the role until now, and that the working title for a Cobain movie is actually "Heavier Than Heaven," not "All Apologies," as the Sun reported.
In other words, the deal is not done. But that hasn't stopped people from Tweet-testing -- that's protesting, via Twitter -- and voicing their outrage. Perhaps the most frequently Retweeted sentiment is that putting Pattinson in the role of Cobain is akin to casting Justin Bieber as John Lennon. (That might be taking it a little too far, people. At least they didn't try to cast Taylor Lautner in the role. Although it's not too late to consider him for the role of Dave Grohl...)
In case Love and co. are listening, here are three other Cobain possibilities to consider.
Jared Leto: I mean, look at the guy. He's already halfway there.
Dominic Monaghan. Hey, he does have some experience playing heroin-addicted rockers, thanks to "Lost."
The "I'm Not There" Approach: Colleague and Click Track blogger David Malitz brilliantly suggested they go the Bob Dylan biopic route. And that means multiple Cobains in the same film, with all concerns about age, gender and ethnicity flying out the window. Johnny Depp could be Kurt. Gael Garcia Bernal could be Kurt. Dakota Fanning could be Kurt. And they could even throw in Pattinson without causing quite as many conniption fits.
Feeling any of these? Or just want the revered Cobain to rest in peace?
| April 9, 2010; 2:17 PM ET
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