Chris Cornell Biopic Currently in Production

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Singer Chris Cornell performs at Prophets of Rage and Friends' Anti Inaugural Ball at the Taragram Ballroom on January 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Black Days, a film based on the last days in the life of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who died in 2017, is currently in production, according to the film’s website.

Filming is slated to begin Sept. 10.

The site also states, “from the cast of the Academy Award-winning Walk the Line comes a based on true events story,” citing  Johnny Holiday, who played Carl Perkins in Walk the Line, as associated with the Black Days project, presumably in the role of Cornell. AmeriFilms LLC/Road Rage Films will produce the biopic, according to film industry publication Backstage.

That publication’s casting page indicates Black Days is looking for actors to play roles including “Young Chris: Male, 12-16;” “Doctor, 61-18;” “Hotel Maid: Female, 18-55;” “Road Manager Male, 25-55” and other parts, including extras to portray musicians and roadies.  The casting call also states that “COVID-19 guidelines required on set. Filming is done in small groups only.”

A rep for Cornell’s estate told SPIN that the film “is not sanctioned or approved by the estate.  No one contacted the estate for any information.”

Last week, Cornell’s statue in Seattle outside of the Museum of Pop Culture was vandalized. Cornell’s wife, Vicky, released a statement saying that “The statue is not only a work of art but a tribute to Chris, his incomparable musical legacy and everything that he stood for.”

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