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Kurt Cobain biopic: Who should play him?

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kurt-cobainImage Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.comIn a move sure to stir up scrutiny from music fans, Universal has put its Kurt Cobain biopic on the fast track, with Oren Moverman (The Messenger) set to tackle writing and directing duties. (Courtney Love is already on board as an exec producer.) So now we wait, with equal parts dread and excitement, for an answer to everyone’s big question: Will Dave Grohl PLAY Dave Grohl? Who will play Kurt Cobain?

It’s a tricky casting decision, since Nirvana’s still-devoted fanbase is sure to criticize anyone who takes the part. But we think we can narrow it down to a few key contenders:

Ben Foster
The Messenger star has proven talent and an obvious in with Moverman. Plus, he actually bears a passing resemblance to Cobain.

Ryan Gosling
He’s got indie cred, a reputation for digging deep into his roles, and actual verified musical chops. (Oops. Meant to link this. Sorry, Ryan!) What more could you want?

Cate Blanchett
There is nothing she can’t do. End of argument.

Your turn, PopWatchers: Who should play Cobain?

Originally posted February 18 2010 — 11:28 AM EST

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