November 15, 2012


Director of Rolling Stones' 'Crossfire Hurricane' Eying Nirvana Rock Doc

Martyn Goodacre/Photoshot/Getty Images
Martyn Goodacre/Photoshot/Getty Images

With one hotly-anticipated Rolling Stones documentary under his belt, director Brett Morgen already has another rock legend on his mind: Kurt Cobain.

For Nirvana devotees, this is awesome news. Crossfire Hurricane—which airs on HBO tonight—has been getting good reviews, which bodes well for a Cobain documentary. But because Courtney Love is involved in this movie—she actually recruited him for the project back in 2007, according to Morgen—this isn't going to be your run-of-the-mill life story.

"We are going to do the movie sort of like a third-person autobiography," Morgen told the New York Post. "[As] if Kurt was around and making a film about his life.” And while we have no idea what that means, we're not letting it dampen our hopes for this potentially illuminating project.

Even though Morgen has spoken all of 100 words about the project thus far, he's already demonstrated a reassuring familiarity with the subject matter. 

"Kurt was not only an amazing songwriter and musician: He was an incredible artist and filmmaker," Morgen said. In case you didn't know, Cobain used to make Super-8 movies in his spare time. Which isn’t a secret, but it's a lesser-known bit of trivia that indicates Morgen's done his research. At the very least, it's bound to come off better than a Nirvana Broadway musical.

To hear Morgen talk about feeling like "the belle of the ball" on the red carpet premiere of Crossfire Hurricane, check out our interview with him—and, ahem, the Rolling Stones themselves—over here.