Date: 13th August 2004

Kurt Cobain film finished

A new film charting the events leading up to Kurt Cobain's death is set to be released.

Director Gus Van Sant, best known for movies like Good Will Hunting and To Die For, has finished shooting the movie which provides an insight into the former Nirvana singer's final days.

Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home with a gunshot wound to the head on April 8, 1994.

Final Days does not offer any conclusions as to why the troubled singer killed himself but instead suggests he was already resigned to his own death long before he was found in his home reports

Van Sant told MTV: "There are a lot of hypotheses about what happened, but I don't know of any full eyewitness account, just tiny momentary ones.

Everyone has a different opinion, but there's not one true, authoritative account. He was just kind of missing."

The central character in the low budget semi-documentary style film is played by Michael Pitt, who also stars in M Night Shyamalan's new blockbuster The Village.

Van Sant added: "
We're not showing anything specifically that's challenging anyone. There's not really any drugs in the film. Some people appear to be on drugs, but you don't see any drugs. There is a gun. But it's all oblique.

"There are a lot of little things that happen that add up to not so much the story as much as the environment. He plays his guitar, he sings a song, a telephone yellow pages salesman visits him, he watches TV. Things like that are very large. But there are no answers, no "this is causing that."

Final Days is scheduled to be released next year.

Source: Press Release