Kurt Cobain Authorized Documentary in the Works at HBO

HBO Documentary Details Kurt Cobain's Life
Kurt Cobain performing at MTV “Unplugged.” (Photo Credit: MTV)

The first-ever authorized documentary on Nirvana’s front man Kurt Cobain is currently in production and will air on HBO in 2015. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is, according to HBO, a “fully authorized” look into the life of singer/guitarist/songwriter Cobain. Set up with HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures, Crossfire Hurricane‘s director Brett Morgen is writing, directing and producing the documentary. Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain is executive producing.

Cobain’s family is cooperating on the documentary and have provided access to his archives which contain recordings, photos, journals, songbooks, and demos. Morgen will be including unheard Cobain recordings as well as Nirvana songs and performances in Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

“I started work on this project eight years ago,” said Morgen. “Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.”

-By Rebecca Murray

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