Adam Markovitz
February 18, 2010 AT 10:55 AM EST

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has hired Oren Moverman (The Messenger) to write and direct a Kurt Cobain biopic, based partially on the 2001 book Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain. The rocker’s widow, Courtney Love, optioned the rights to the book and will serve as an executive producer on the movie.

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