James McAvoy To Play Kurt Cobain

James McAvoy To Play Kurt Cobain

There are 19 comments on the The Post Chronicle story from Oct 25, 2007, titled James McAvoy To Play Kurt Cobain. In it, The Post Chronicle reports that:

“James is making a big impact in Hollywood at the moment. Hollywood bosses are convinced he is the perfect choice to play Kurt Cobain.”

James McAvoy, the Scottish actor, is reportedly the first choice to play Kurt Cobain in a new biopic that will be produced by the late singer's widow, Courtney Love. via The Post Chronicle

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Sammie

Richmond, TX

#1 Feb 26, 2008
I have some better suggestions for actors to play Kurt Cobain....Don't get me wrong, I love James McAvoy, however, him as Cobain doesn't seem right AT ALL.

Also, Love is producing it? So, basically it will take all the bad parts from the book Heavier Than Heaven, and she'll push to make herself look better than the pile of dirt she is......

I am highly disappointed.
Sammie

Richmond, TX

#2 Feb 26, 2008
Like, I don't know, this guy.....

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/76652441.jpg...
Sammie

Richmond, TX

#3 Feb 26, 2008
or...this guy...

http://www.hrhresorts.com/images/Events/Ps2/J...

http://www.fromjoe.blogger.com.br/JaredLeto.j...

For those who don't know, this is Jared Leto, and the the man in the other post is Joe Anderson...

Both can look very much like Cobain, and CAN ACT WONDERFULLY!! Why aren't they in the running?
nikki

Chesterfield, VA

#4 Mar 6, 2008
James McAvoy is hot quite hot
Cin

Québec, Canada

#5 Mar 11, 2008
they could take joe anderson..from across the universe ..he could look like him much more then that guy!
hailey

Brampton, Canada

#6 Mar 11, 2008
McAvoy is a REALLY good actor.
and he's hot
so it works out
Kiwi

Russell Springs, KY

#7 Apr 13, 2008
James mcavoy is my favorite actor of all times. But he wouldn't be a good kurt. He's scottish and i don't think he would be able to pull off a good enough accent to be like kurt.
prd

Omaha, NE

#8 Apr 19, 2008
I think Joe Anderson should get it. James McAvoy is a fantastic actor, don't get me wrong. However, Joe is also, and hasn't really had the opportunity to be in a lead role in a big picture (besides Across the Universe of course). Plus, he SOUNDS like Cobain and he LOOKS like Cobain, so...yeah, connect the dots?
candy smith

Battle Creek, MI

#9 May 19, 2008
James McAovy would be the hottest Kurt there ever was, are you kidding me? James is such a great actor, he would bring out all the passion and love between kurt and courteny, it would be really HOT!!!
James is the hottest, and is the best actor sense Johnny Depp, please people, go online and check out all of James films before you pass such bad judgment towards him. If there is anyone that can rank in Johnny Depp's league, its James McAvoy!! so bring on the beautiful James.
lithium

United States

#10 Jun 11, 2008
i agree for joe anderson. when i saw that movie a tought they were trying to make him look like kurt on purpose
grungegirl

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#11 Jul 10, 2008
nah hes not pretty enough. I dont want anyone to play MY kurt. I CANT WATCH THIS!!
Gina

Dade City, FL

#12 Jul 21, 2008
James McAvoy is one of the most youngest talented actors I have seen. God truly has given him a talent in acting But the truth of the matter is that "Wanted" didn't do him justice. He is a romantic and scifi and drama actor.He has a sincer look about him with thoses blues eyes and the "F" word doesn't suit him at all, he is a much better actor without that kind of language used in his speach.I would like to see him not in rated "R" films from the US, for he is better actor than that.All the other films after children of Dune that I have seen him in were more sincer and I hope he has better rolls coming up in 2009 and "Wanted" wasn't one of them. He has more potential in is acting in the less violent pictures.
lilyrose74

India

#13 Jul 23, 2008
James Mcavoy is an excellent actor he could be Bono from u2 if they made a film about him!
Chia

Seattle, WA

#14 Aug 21, 2008
I say Joe Anderson would be the best.

My opinion.
Roberto

Secaucus, NJ

#15 Sep 9, 2008
I like Joe Anderson cause in across the universe I saw KURT and I said he got show the world again Kurt soul....

I hope he will be at least REALLY considered, I really would like to see this movie...
i just want to feel something the sounds like grunge soul...

I HOPE...JOE

RESPECT KURT
Tnx
There

Philippines

#16 Dec 7, 2008
I think James McAvoy can play this well. He can pull this off.
SIDE Story [from the biog/book "Heavier than Heaven]: Kurt, during his younger days, was a very sickly and not-so-confident kid. He just came out of the shell when they put up the band.
AND SO, that character reminds me of the GREAT transformation James had in "Wanted".:) To go for Kurt is to go for James!
I love 'em both!
jimmy dee

Boston, UK

#17 Jan 19, 2009
Sammie wrote:
I have some better suggestions for actors to play Kurt Cobain....Don't get me wrong, I love James McAvoy, however, him as Cobain doesn't seem right AT ALL.
Also, Love is producing it? So, basically it will take all the bad parts from the book Heavier Than Heaven, and she'll push to make herself look better than the pile of dirt she is......
I am highly disappointed.
Mcavoy is a shite actor,completly wrong.Does any one here know if the true stories kurt cobain documentary is available on dvd?..Its the only thing nirvana related thats really great.Superbly made,a must see..Oh,some of you might like the band im in; www.myspace.com/whiterhinolondon
letto

Philippines

#18 May 30, 2009
I don't think that James McAvoy is suitable for that role. I mean no offense, I like James a lot, just like you. But to portray that character, I guess not. His looks just don't fit at all. He's a fine man and nice good looking guy. Kurt Cobain is in the band and does all the dirty works. I can't imagine James throwing out dirty speeches. I wouldn't imagine myself seeing James like that. And I would say that would be the first movie or act of James that I will not see.
Lorraine

Littleton, CO

#19 Jun 21, 2009
yeah i think joe anderson would make a much better fit. Also, he plays guitar :)

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