HBO will be the home of director Brett Morgen’s long-gestating documentary on Kurt Cobain.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, which Morgen has been working on since 2007, will make its debut on HBO in 2015 in addition to receiving an international release. Co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group, this will be the first documentary to be made with the cooperation of Cobain’s family.
The film will not only feature dozens of Nirvana songs and performances as well as unreleased Cobain originals, it will also include never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork and photography, plus materials from his personal archives, family archives and songbooks. The late rocker’s daughter with Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain, will also serve as the film’s executive producer with Larry Mestel and David Byrnes.
In a statement, Morgen said, “I started work on this project eight years ago. 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 4,000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.”
Kurt Cobain committed suicide 20 years ago at the age of 27.
Whilst we wait for the documentary, here’s one of our favourite by Nirvana – “All Apologies” the Unplugged version.