HBO will deliver the first fully authorized documentary about Kurt Cobain next year.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, is being driven by co-producers HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group, and will bow on the premium channel in the U.S. in 201. It will roll out internationally after its Stateside bow, later next year.
Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgen, who previously worked on Crossfire Hurricane, HBO's film about The Rolling Stones. is directing the film, eight years in the making. Visual artist Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of the late Nirvana singer, guitarist and songwriter, and musician Courtney Love, is serving as executive-producer. Cobain committed suicide in 1997 at the age of 27.
Montage of Heck marks the first documentary to be made with the blessing of Cobain’s family. Morgen was afforded unprecedented access to Cobain's archives, including never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos and songbooks. The film features dozens of Nirvana songs and performances, as well as previously unheard Cobain originals.