Kurt Cobain

Ewan McGregor is being lined up to play Kurt Cobain in a movie about the late rock legend's life.The 'Miss Potter' actor has been chosen for the role by Courtney Love - the widow of the Nirvana frontman, who committed suicide in 1994, aged just 27. A source told Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "A number of actors have been talked about for the role but Ewan has emerged as the number one choice. Despite being 35, he looks young enough to play him."Courtney decided to tell Kurt's story on the big screen after acquiring the rights to 'Heavier Than Heaven' - a biography about the rock star written by Charles Cross. Last week, she confirmed the project was in "an embryonic stage" and was being discussed with several film studios. She wrote on fansite www.moonwashedrose.com "It has no script and no director attached, but if the movie is made it will of course be an A list and high end film."If the movie gets the go-ahead it will be the first authorised movie about Kurt, his time in Nirvana and his relationship with Courtney.

Ewan McGregor