Frances Bean Cobain is to produce the first fully-authorised documentary of her late father, the Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Directed by Brett Morgen (Crossfire Hurricane), Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will have full use of Cobain's archives, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, songbooks and home videos.

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"I started work on this project eight years ago," Morgen said in a press release. "Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth.

"However, once I stepped into Kurt's archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies and over 4,000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media."

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"I'm really excited for you guys to see Montage of Heck. @brettmorgen created an intense yet wonderful examination of Kurt's life & art," Frances tweeted to her 359,000 Twitter followers this week. 

The Oscar-nominee has a strong pedigree in cultural documentaries having previously helmed the Rolling Stones movie Crossfire Hurricane and Roger Evans biopic The Kid Stays in the Picture.

Montage of Heck is named after a Cobain mix-tape that emerged online earlier this month, featuring the music of Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix and various rare cuts. The movie is expected to debut on HBO in late 2015 with Universal planning to roll it out in cinemas worldwide afterwards.

Kurt Cobain died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound in 1994 - he was just 27. Montage of Heck will follow the controversial death conspiracy film Soaked in Bleach.

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