Take this story with a HUGE pinch of salt... it is from The Sun after all. I'm sure Gossip Cop will be pouncing on this very soon. I would like to see him act with Scarlett - but not in this!
Edited 4/9 to add: Thanks to Gossip Cop who stepped up to debunk - see the bottom of this post!
ROBERT PATTINSON has landed his dream film role - playing KURT COBAIN in a Hollywood biopic.
The Twilight star has always thought of himself as a musician rather than an actor, he even reckons his guitar is his best friend.
So securing a part playing the tragic NIRVANA genius, who shot himself in 1994, is ideal for the pin-up.
R-Patz has been in regular contact with Kurt's widow COURTNEY LOVE, who has been handed a key role in the production by bosses at Universal Pictures.
The HOLE singer wanted R-Patz as Kurt and SCARLETT JOHANSSON to portray her. My graphics team have mocked up Rob and Scarlett as the hellraising pair.
A source said: "This is a big money deal for Courtney.
"She has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music.
"Robert has been calling and emailing her non-stop. She has been a bit wound up by his manners, but he is her number one choice to play Kurt." (Kat: In her dreams this has been happening)
"She is adamant Scarlett will play her. Scarlett is friendly with FRANCES BEAN, her daughter with Kurt." (Kat: Well of course, wouldn't we all choose someone, erm... slightly more attractive, to play us in a movie?)
Courtney has been in touch with director DAVID FINCHER about the project, which has the working title All Apologies.
He was behind Fight Club, Se7en and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.
It's not the first time a studio have tried to make a film about Nirvana, who had hits with Come As You Are and Smells Like Teen Spirit.
A few years ago Sony Pictures were told to sling their hook by Courtney when they floated the idea of ZAC EFRON as Kurt, while Frances Bean would play her mum.
I have to say, the 14-year-old in me was a little bit sick when I found out a Twilight vampire was playing a rock idol.
But at least it's an improvement on the man lined up to play Kurt in the West End - Footballers' Wives star GARY LUCY.
Untrustworthy Source ~ Thanks to Mel for the tip
FROM Gossip Cop this morning
Is Robert Pattinson going from fanging to head banging?
The Sun raised eyebrows EVERYWHERE this morning with a report that Pattinson “has landed his dream film role — playing Kurt Cobain in a Hollywood biopic.” Noting that Pattinson “has always thought of himself as a musician rather than an actor,” the paper says “securing a part” as the late Cobain “is ideal for the pin-up.”
A hero of the grunge rock scene with Nirvana, Cobain killed himself in 1994.
According to the Sun story, Pattinson was so determined to play the part, he vigorously lobbied Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, who supposedly wants Scarlett Johansson to portray her in the project.
The paper’s “source” claims Pattinson “has been calling and emailing [Love] non-stop,” and that he is “her number one choice to play Kurt.”
So did the Sun score a big casting scoop?
Not to be “curt,” but no.
The rumor is just plain wrong. A source close to Pattinson tells Gossip Cop there is “no accuracy” to today’s report.
Gossip Cop as usual ROCK!