UPDATE: According to Love's manager (via Spin), none of this is true. "That's an amazing story, and the first I've heard of any of this," says Jonathan Daniel. "They manage to fit pretty much everyone in Hollywood into an article without one fact check and include a 'My First Photoshop' job as a 'mock up' to boot!" Daniel goes on to say the working title is Heavier Than Heaven, not All Apologies, and there is no deal with Universal. Original story below ...

What would Friday be without some ridiculously bizarre casting rumor from Britain's The Sun? They claim Robert Pattinson has landed the role of rock legend (and Nirvana frontman) Kurt Cobain in a Universal Pictures' biopic that's currently running with the working title All Apologies. They say Pattinson was Courtney Love's choice -- who only agreed to the film under the condition that she would get to make the big decisions with regards to casting, director, screenplay and music -- and that the two have been chatting about it non-stop. Furthermore, The Sun says Love wants Scarlett Johansson to play her and -- wait for it --- David Fincher to direct the thing. I'll give you a minute to catch your breath ...

Considering the source -- as well as the fact that The Sun has been known to completely make up rumors out of thin air -- I wouldn't immediately freak out and curse the heavens. However, there might be some truth wedged in here, like Courtney Love's demanding that she oversee the major parts of production -- and there's even a chance that, yes, she wants Pattinson to play her former husband, as well as Johansson to portray her. And though it would be an incredibly risky move to cast Pattinson in a role like this (I'd prefer they go with an unknown), I could see the studio getting behind that kind of choice. And heck, who wouldn't want to see Scar-Jo finally take on a role that demands more from her than just window dressing?

Fincher directing is a little out of left field -- and he's apparently already lined up to helm an adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in the fall -- but I wouldn't have expected him to take on the Facebook movie, so him deciding to direct a Cobain biopic wouldn't exactly floor me.

What do you think? Does Pattinson have the chops for this? Would Johansson make Love look a little less strung out? And could Fincher make this an awards contender?