HBO's new Kurt Cobain documentary to feature previously unreleased music
HBO is to release the first authorised documentary about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
The film is to be directed by Brett Morgen, who was previously behind the camera on The Rolling Stones' Crossfire Hurricane, which he also made for HBO.
This new documentary is to be titled Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck and marks the first documentary to be made with the full cooperation of Cobain’s family.
Morgen was granted unprecedented access to all of Cobain's archives, which includes never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos and songbooks. The film will feature dozens of Nirvana songs and performances, as well as previously unheard Cobain original material.
Cobain's daughter Frances Bean Cobain has acted as executive producer on the film, which will be shown on HBO in 2015 in the US and released into cinemas in the UK next year.
Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27, has seen his life has been documented on film a number of times in the past, most famously in 1998's Kurt And Courtney, which saw filmmaker Nick Broomfield trying to discover if Cobain did kill himself, or if the death was in fact part of a much grander conspiracy.