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Scarlett Johansson might play Courtney Love

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Tbdscarlettjohansson011508 There’s been talk about a Kurt Cobain-Courtney Love biopic for some time now, but the U.K.’s Mirror stretches the definition of the word “credibility” by reporting Scarlett Johansson has been tapped to play the reformed pill-popping booze hound in said film.

The paper says Love is an executive producer for the $60 million Heavier Than Heaven, which details all that was in the Nirvana-Hole union, and she apparently has her eye on ScarJo to play her in the flick. Hey, that’s why it’s a movie, folks. 

Kirsten Dunst was rumored to be in the frame, but Courtney really admires Scarlett and has already sent the contract out for her to sign. Courtney even copied Scarlett’s sleek blonde movie look when she was in London for the Fashion Rocks party last year,” a source told the Mirror. “This is a labour of love for Courtney and she is putting her heart and soul into making it an accurate, credible glimpse of her life with Kurt.”

Oh, and by the way, she’s asking Ryan Gosling to play Kurt, which is like asking Mr. Rogers to play the Terminator — it’s not an obvious choice, but there’s a certain creepiness that makes it plausible.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:31am]

    

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