Robert PattinsonIn news that may have fans of mid-90s Seattle grunge in a tizz - and Twilight followers jumping for joy - current global heartthrob Robert Pattinson has apparently landed the role of Kurt Cobain in a movie biopic about the rocker's life.

Now before everybody gets too excited/downhearted, this breaking news has come from The Sun - not always the home of the 'fact'. But their enthusiastic report does certainly have a whiff of truth to it.

Find out more after the jump... Robert PattinsonIn news that may have fans of mid-90s Seattle grunge in a tizz - and Twilight followers jumping for joy - current global heartthrob Robert Pattinson has apparently landed the role of Kurt Cobain in a movie biopic about the rocker's life.

Now before everybody gets too excited/downhearted, this breaking news has come from The Sun - not always the home of the 'fact'. But their enthusiastic report does certainly have a whiff of truth to it.

As ever, a 'source' has claimed that Cobain's widow, Courtney Love - who we're told has a key role in the film's production including choosing the director and cast - has specifically requested Pattinson to play the role of her late husband. And he's keen to do it too.

"Robert has been calling and emailing Courtney non-stop." says the Sun's source. "She has been a bit wound up by his manners, but he is her number one choice to play Kurt."

The Sun also states that Love's choice to play her in the film is Scarlett Johansson because the actress is friendly with Frances Bean, her daughter with Kurt ("she is adamant Scarlett will play her," says the source). Not only that, Love has been in touch with Fight Club director David Fincher about directing the project, which has the working title, All Apologies.

Stay tuned for more on this. And let us know if you think Robert Pattinson could 'Smell Like Teen Spirit'...

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