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Courtney Love Prefers Gosling, McAvoy to Play Kurt


Now that her manager denied rumors that Twilight star Robert Pattinson had been cast as Kurt Cobain in an upcoming biopic, Courtney Love is suggesting her own ideas.

“Isn’t that so stupid? Who would cast him?” Love told The Canadian Press about the idea of Pattinson player her late husband. “That’s just wrong, no offense.”

So who would Love approve in a film portrayal of the Nirvana story? Scottish actor James McAvoy (Atonement) is one of her picks — and so is Ryan Gosling (Lars and the Real Girl), who comes equipped with rocker credentials after dropping a debut album with his band Dead Man’s Bones last fall. SPIN was on hand for the band’s first gig, calling the performance “astoundingly good.”

But whoever gets cast, it seems unlikely that the Hole frontwoman (and recent SPIN cover star) would ever see the final performance: Love said the film would be too difficult for her to watch.

Instead, she says she’d like to have Trudie Styler — Sting’s wife and a film producer who helped bring several Guy Richie films to the big screen, as well as last year’s indie hit, Moon — involved in the project for quality control purposes.