Movie Based On Last Days Of KURT COBAIN Premieres At CANNES

May 17, 2005

Launch Radio Networks reports: "Last Days", a new movie that follows the final hours in the life of a musician patterned after NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, was screened for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday (May 13),according to The movie, directed by Gus Van Sant, stars Michael Pitt as "Blake," a fictional version of Cobain, who hides from his managers, friends, bandmates and record label associates in the days leading up to his death.

Van Sant, who has directed films ranging from "My Own Private Idaho" to "Good Will Hunting", says the movie was inspired by Cobain's suicide, but is not specifically about the tortured singer and guitarist, who shot himself in April of 1994.

"Last Days" is similar in its approach to the director's last film, "Elephant", which fictionalized the story of the Columbine high school shootings.

Van Sant reportedly received the full blessing of Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, while making the film, which opens in limited U.S. release on July 22.

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