Cobain documentary out next year: HBO

Cobain documentary out next year: HBO
Kurt Cobain arrives with wife Courtney Love, holding their daughter Frances Bean Cobain.

LOS ANGELES - The first documentary made with the cooperation of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's family will be released next year, American premium cable network HBO said on Tuesday.

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck will be directed by Brett Morgen, the Oscar-nominated film-maker of 1999 boxing documentary On The Ropes, and will focus on the rocker's life through the lens of home movies, journals and previously unheard music.

Cobain committed suicide at age 27 in 1994. His heavily distorted brand of rock music - which touched on themes like social alienation - became a touchstone of 1990s Generation X and sparked the grunge-rock movement centred in Seattle.

The film will be produced by Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group. Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, will serve as an executive producer.

Nirvana was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame this year.

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