It seems as though Clint Eastwood’s remake of ‘A Star Is Born’ featuring singer and actress Beyoncé, is inspired by the life of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. The Huffington Post reports that screenwriter, Will Fetters revealed that Tom Cruise’s role may be based on the rock star. ‘A Star IS Born’ was delayed last year due to Beyoncé’s pregnancy.
“A Star Is Born,” Clint Eastwood’s long gestating update of the Hollywood classic with Beyonce and possibly Tom Cruise in leads role, might have some unexpected inspiration: Kurt Cobain.
Speaking with reporters last week while promoting the upcoming film “The Lucky One,” “Star Is Born” screenwriter Will Fetters revealed that he based Cruise’s washed-up rocker on the late Nirvana frontman.
“That was like my Kennedy assassination when I was a teenager,” Fetters said (via CraveOnline.com). “When he died it was a huge horrible thing. So [as] I approached ‘A Star is Born,’ for me, the framework was ‘All right, if Kurt Cobain never got to go Unplugged and survived and it’s 20 years later and it’s now, and he wanted to try to do that album with that understanding as this grunge icon. That’d be tough to get done if he was past his prime, no longer selling, how does he get that album?’”
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