This just in! Robert Pattinson has been cast to play Kurt Cobain in the new biopic “All Apologies.” R-Patz landed the role because Courtney Love—who has casting approval on the flick—wouldn’t have it any other way. “Robert has been calling and e-mailing her non-stop,” a insider told The Sun. “He is her number one choice to play Kurt.” So who will play Courtney? She is pulling hard for Scarlett Johansson, though obviously Lindsay Lohan would be the perfect choice with her bleached blonde hair, husky voice, and substance issues.
While many folks are probably up in arms about pretty boy Pattinson playing Kurt, we actually think that it’s great casting. Here are 10 reasons why.
- They look quite a bit alike. The prominent brows, squinty eyes, flat faces, and sexy jaws. Grow Robert some hair, and he’ll be good to go.
- Robert is actually a musician, and a reasonably decent one at that. He plays guitar and writes songs. “I’ve never really recorded anything—I just played in pubs and stuff,” he told the LA Times. But he did sing two songs on the “Twilight” soundtrack—”Let Me Sign,” and “Never Think,” which he co-wrote.
- He hates changing his jeans and washing his hair—a natural as the prototypical grunge rocker.
- He’s 23, the same age Kurt was when Nevermind was released.
- A few years ago, Sony Pictures began development on a Kurt flick. Their casting choice? Zac Efron. Vomit. Let’s just say that Robert is a big improvement on that. [The Sun]
- He knows something about controversial relationships. While the world disapproved of Kurt’s turbulent relationship with Courtney Love, every teenage girl on the planet wants to off Kristen Stewart.
- Kurt grew up in rainy Aberdeen, Washington. Robert’s most famous character lives in rainy Forks, Washington.
- Both Kurt and Robert are unwitting sex symbols, who seem to not quite get their appeal with the ladies.
- Similarly, both seem hugely uncomfortable with the idea of being famous at all.
- Robert’s a good actor who does tortured well. And that counts for something, right?
What do you think about Robert playing Kurt?