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Courtney Love Discusses Casting For Kurt Cobain Biopic

Courtney Love At 'Grey Seminar' At the 2014 Cannes Lions


I know EXACTLY who Courtney is talking about when she told The Philippine Daily Enquirer that she’s been ruminating over whom she would like to see play her late husband Kurt Cobain in the upcoming biopic about the Nirvana frontman.

“Love and her team are apparently considering demo reels submitted by actors who want to play Cobain in a film, with hopes of beginning production “within the next year”. “[It] was really tough because these boys are so pretty, so cute,” she told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “I won’t name names because I don’t want to jinx it for anyone but these are 25-year-olds who are blond, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts … Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces.” “


I’ll just come right out with it: Charlie Hunnman. Why, you ask? Remember that Courtney has signed on to play a pre-school teacher on Sons of Anarchy next season? I’m pretty sure that has involved some sniffing around of Charlie on Courtney’s part. He might not be 25 years old, but surely he can play Kurt. Charlie does have the “young Brad Pitt” look about him, doesn’t he?


I’ll admit it it if I’m wrong…but this all seems to add up nicely, don’t you think?

BREAKING NEWS: Michael Pitt Just Announced As Mason Verger For S2 Of ‘Hannibal’

Oh, yes.
Oh, yes.


Wow. Okay. Trying to collect my thoughts here. Two ‘Hannibal’ related posts, back to back, wasn’t the original plan! The folks at NBC though? I think we’ve already discussed their battering ram of recent affection and this news is further evidence.

You did NOT read that headline incorrectly, children. Michael Pitt (‘The Dreamers’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’) has officially been cast as MASON.FUCKING.VERGER. EVERYONE INTO THE LIFE BOATS! THIS IS MOST CERTAINLY NOT A DRILL!!!! We happen to learn of Michael’s addition fresh on the heels of similar news regarding “horror princess” Katharine Isabelle (‘Ginger Snaps’, ‘American Mary’), who’s been chosen to play Mason’s sister, Margot.




…what is going on?!



Ben Affleck Cast As A New Batman

idek where this is from but lol (1)


In UGH News of the NightBen Affleck is our new Batman y’all. Well, other people’s Batman, because I just can’t get behind this. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Thursday that Affleck was chosen to star alongside Henry Cavill in the Superman and Batman mash-up movie, which will be out on July 17, 2015. The sequel to ‘Man of Steel’ will also be directed by Zach Snyder, so expect more destruction and gritty angst.


Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman,” said Snyder in a statement. “He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.” 



I don’t even know where to begin….charm? Acting chops? Ben is an all right director — I can give him that, but does no one at Warner Bros. remember ‘Daredevil’ because I do, and I wish I didn’t.

Snark aside, I had no interest in this, as I had no interest in ‘Man of Steel,’ but you guys could have given me something to be excited about. Christian Bale‘s “batvoice” was ridiculous, but can you imagine Affleck’s caped crusader trying to take down bad guys with that Bah-sten accent of his? “Pahk ya car in Arkham Asylum!” 

I stole that joke, but you get it.