The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2366 Monday, 02 December 2002
Date: Saturday, 30 Nov 2002 21:23:40 -0500
Subject: Courtney Love to Play Lady Macbeth
Courtney Love to play Lady Macbeth
Tuesday August 20, 2002
Courtney Love is to star as Lady Macbeth in a new adaptation of
Shakespeare's Scottish play, she has said.
The widow of Nirvana vocalist Kurt Cobain, and former rock star, told
her official website she had signed to play the contumelious Scottish
noblewoman for producer Luc Besson.
First-time director Vincent Regan will take charge of Miss June, which
will also feature Peter Mullen.
It will be Love's first major role since her 1996 appearance in The
People Vs Larry Flynt, in which she played the junkie wife of Woody
Harrelson's Hustler porn pioneer. She also featured in 1999's Man in the
Moon alongside Jim Carrey.
The singer and actor, currently involved in a dispute with the former
members of her late husband's band Nirvana over unreleased material,
says she fought off competition from a number of Oscar-winning actors to
win the role.
Besson currently has a remarkable nine films which he is either
producing, co-producing or executive producing for a 2003 release,
including an English language version of his action comedy Taxi, so fans
of the Bard should perhaps not hold their breath.
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