November 25, 2014


Frances Bean Cobain to Produce Authorized Kurt Cobain Doc

Michel Linssen/Redferns
Michel Linssen/Redferns

While several films have attempted to portray the life and times of Kurt Cobain, the next one to do so will be the first ever authorized documentary that was just confirmed for a 2015 release via HBO—and his daughter Frances Bean is involved.

Brett Morgen, the director behind Crossfire Hurricane, the rock doc following the meteoric and maniacal first two decades of the Rolling Stones, has been working closely with Cobain's family over the course of eight years for Montage of Heck, which is named for a musical collage Cobain created in 1988.

Montage includes tons of never-before-seen footage provided by the Cobain family and the Nirvana frontman's personal archives, with "over 200 hours" of unreleased music and audio, tons of artwork, performance clips, pages upon pages of writings and home movies leaving an imprint on the doc.

Frances' name will not only appear in the film, but in the credits as well: She's onboard as Montage's Executive Producer, and she seems to be thrilled about Morgen's project detailing her father's life:

No word yet as to when Montage of Heck will see its release, but HBO (which has become the go-to destination for any musical documentary worth watching, be it Beyoncé and Jay Z's On The Run special or the Foo FightersSonic Highways) will air the doc in the coming year.