Robert Pattinson in talks to play Kurt Cobain

Vampire heartthrob Robert Pattinson is reportedly Courtney Love’s first choice to play iconic Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in a “Nirvana biopic” tentatively titled All Apologies.

Love, who has famously disagreed on many things with Cobain’s bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic in the years since Cobain’s death, is said to strongly favor Pattinson for the role of her late husband. Love is reportedly eying up Scarlett Johansen for the role of Courtney.

RadarOnline is quick to point out that the project could help bail Love out of money problems she’s had in the past few years:

“This is a big money deal for Courtney — she has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music,” the source said. “Robert has been calling and emailing her non-stop… she has been a bit wound up by his manners, but he is her number one choice to play Kurt.”

Love’s decisions in the handling of her husband’s image after his death have been somewhat controversial. She protested the inclusion of his music in Guitar Hero 5 vehemently until it was revealed that she’d actually approved the portrayal and had even been actively involved.