Rob Pattinson Frontrunner to Play Kurt Cobain in Biopic

April 9, 2010 By:
Rob Pattinson Frontrunner to Play Kurt Cobain in Biopic

From vampire to rock star. Rob Pattinson is reportedly in talks to play the late Kurt Cobain in a biopic about the tragic Nirvana frontman.

Rob and Cobain's ex Courtney Love have been in regular contact and Courtney has even reportedly told the studio bosses at Universal Pictures that Rob is her first choice.

“This is a big money deal for Courtney,” a source told British newspaper The Sun. "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.

The source added, “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."

Rob is already a musician and has a huge fan base, so it makes sense to have someone like him for the biopic. We thought the project would have been perfect for Jared Leto, but Courtney has her heart set on Rob. Who do you think would be perfect for the role?

UPDATED: Nevermind. Rob's rep denies the reports insisting there's "no truth" to them.