COURTNEY LOVE NOT INVOLVED WITH KURT COBAIN DOCUMENTARY
Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love is not involved with Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, it was Love who initially approached filmmaker Brett Morgenin 2007 about making the project and offered him access to Cobain’s private archives.
Morgen said that Love “gave me the keys to this kingdom and final cut of the film,” but that he soon began collaborating directly with Cobain and Love’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, who also inherited a vast amount of the musician’s material. Morgen explained, “At a certain point, I started working more closely with (Frances). We (all) agreed that because Courtney was a subject in the film, it would be best if she wasn’t given editorial control.”
Frances is now credited as an executive producer on the film and recently tweeted, “I’m really excited for you guys to see Montage of Heck. @brettmorgen created an intense yet wonderful examination of Kurt’s life & art.”
Morgen also worked with Kurt’s mother, Wendy Cobain, and his record label, Geffen Records, to secure rights to his music and personal materials for the film.
Montage Of Heck will debut in January at the Sundance Film Festival, followed by a premiere on HBO and possibly even a theatrical release.