Come as you are: HBO is releasing the first ever fully-authorized Kurt Cobain documentary next year, “Montage of Heck.”
In association with Public Road Productions and The End of Music, HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group will produce the feature-length doc about the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of legendary grunge rock group, Nirvana.
Frances Bean Cobain, Cobain’s daughter, is counted among the executive producers, along with Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Larry Mestel and David Byrnes. David Morrison is co-executive producer.
For HBO, Sara Bernstein is senior producer, Sheila Nevins is executive producer. Brett Morgen wrote, directed and produced “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.”
The film will access Cobain’s never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks. It will also feature dozens of Nirvana songs and performances as well as previously unheard Cobain originals.
“I started work on this project eight years ago,” said Morgen. “Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4,000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.”
He continued, “I could not be happier with our partners at HBO and Universal. We look forward to sharing this film with audiences around the world.”