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Pattinson to play Cobain

india Updated: Apr 11, 2010 01:15 IST

British actor Robert Pattinson is to play rock legend Kurt Cobain in a Hollywood biopic.The


star is said to have always thought of himself as a musician rather than an actor so playing the Nirvana lead singer, who shot himself in 1994, is ideal for him, reported

The 23-year-old has been in touch with Cobain’s widow Courtney Love, who has been handed a key role in the production by Universal Pictures’ bosses.The singer wanted Pattinson as Cobain and Scarlett Johansson, 25, to portray her. “Courtney has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music,” said a source.

“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." the source added.