Courtney Love says Brad Pitt kicked her out of ‘Fight Club’ after she rejected his bid to play Kurt Cobain

Courtney Love posts old grievances about her fight club Star Brad Pitt.

The Grammy-nominated actress and musician has confirmed that she was set to take the lead role of Marla Singer in the David Fincher film – eventually to be played by Helena Bonham Carter – before Pitt stepped in and fired her. Love says this happened because she “didn’t let Brad play” her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, after he brought her up on the idea.

Love explained that when Pitt first broached the idea of ​​playing Cobain — who committed suicide, aged 27, in 1994 — it “went nuclear.” And after all these years, she wishes she had “shark instinct”–letting Beth Think She went along with the idea of ​​his portrayal of Cobain, so she was able to go ahead with the production fight club. Love added that while she was dating Pete fight club Her co-actor, Edward Norton, told her at the time of her alleged firing, that he did not have the “power” to hire her.

Loew’s remarks came during an interview on TV WTF with Marc Maron The podcast was posted on Monday, which has her keeping in touch fight clubCarter is a “genius” and admitted that she had not seen the movie yet.

While Pitt’s reps didn’t return a request for comment, a source close to the movie tells us, “Nearly twenty-five years ago, Courtney Love auditioned for a role in fight club , a role she was never offered at any time. You can’t get fired from a job you didn’t get. It is known that the roles are decided not by other actors, but by the director.

Love claimed in conversation with comedian Marc Maron on his popular podcast What is this nonsense That Pitt had been talking about making a movie centered on Cobain since around 1996 — and he talked about it produced A movie about Cobain through his company Plan B recently in 2020. Again, unwilling to hear from Pitt. “I did Zoom in on him and I held on to myself. I said, ‘Listen, man. I don’t know I trust you, I don’t know your movies are for profit.’” “They’re really good social justice films, but…if you don’t understand me, you kind of don’t understand Kurt, and I don’t feel like you, Brad.” “

Love went on to say that she’s not opposed to making a Cobain biopic with the right people — like Michael De Luca and Pam Abdi at Warner Bros., perhaps. “Because they know how to make a great movie.”

Venture Film fight club, based on the novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk, was released by 20th Century Fox in 1999. The anarchic piece as an unnamed insomnia-suffering office worker (Norton) and diabolical soap maker Tyler Durden (Pitt) sees an underground fight club evolve into a more much. Marla is the potential love interest fight clubThe female lead – sometime love interest for Durden.

While the film had a mixed reception with critics and underperformed at the initial box office, it eventually became profitable and developed a reputation as a cult darling classic upon its release on home video.

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