Smells Like Teen Vampire: Robert Pattinson To Take A Bite Out Of Nirvana

By Her Bad Mother on April 9, 2010

There's a kind of poetic beauty to the news that – you might want to sit down for this – Robert Pattinson, the sparkliest vampire in the history of the world is going to be playing the role of – really, you're going to want to sit down for this – Kurt Cobain, the least sparkliest anything in the history of everything.

(I'll give you a moment.)

(You need another minute? I get that.)

Okay, so: Robert Pattinson is going to be playing Kurt Cobain in a biopic of the musician's life, and Scarlett Johannsen is going to be playing Courtney Love, which I suppose is less startling casting, but still. And I say that there's a kind of poetic beauty to this, because weren't we just saying, like, just the other day, that Robert Pattinson needed to be the official mascot of the Bad Moms Club because he had once appeared in a movie entitled 'The Bad Mothers' Handbook' and we took that as incontrovertible evidence of his attachment to bad mothers and now, what do you know? He's going to appear in a film about the life and times of a man who married a woman who is, arguably, the very definition of Bad Motherhood.

I know, right? It's almost SPOOKY.

Look, I know that the temptation is to recoil in horror – sparkly vampire playing grunge rock god? – but consider the alternative: the actor who was considered before Robert Pattinson was Zac Efron.

I rest my case.

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  1. Mbonn says:

    This was terrible until the last sentence. Horrifying alternatives make it all better.

  2. redpenmama says:

    Okay, Zac Efron would be worse, but I’m still completely un-crazy about these casting decisions. Because if I should see the movie, I’m going to be sitting there thinking, “There’s that actor playing Kurt and that actress playing Courtney.” I don’t see how they can even think to disappear into those roles. which biopics kind of need. IMO.

    Until I read the Zac Efron comment, I thought that this was worse news than not getting Lady Gaga tickets. Now, it’s a close second.

    And, yes, I know, seeing a movie: laughable idea in itself. the last movie I saw in the theaters was the latest Harry Potter.

  3. Kristin says:

    Zac Efron????!!!! I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
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  4. Keely says:

    Way to keep things in perspective, definitely.

  5. suzane says:

    Robert is so hot!!! I love his movies!!!
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