Courtney Love says she will play Marla Singer in fight club without Brad Pitt.
In a recent interview on WTF with Marc MaronLove said director David Fincher hired her to star alongside Pitt and Edward Norton in the hit classic, but she was fired after turning down an offer Pitt made her.
The actor asked Love if he could play her late husband, Kurt Cobain, in a Gus Van Sant project, and she said she turned him down. “I’m not going to let Brad play Kurt,” she said on the podcast. “I went nuclear. I don’t do Faust. Who do you think it is?”
She went on to recount the conversation between the two of them, saying, she told him, “I don’t know if I believe you, and I don’t know that your movies are for profit. They’re really good social justice movies, but… if you don’t understand me, you don’t understand Kurt, and I don’t feel like you, Brad.”
Love said that after turning down the idea for Pitt to play Cobain, she was fired from the company. fight club, and the role of Marla went to Helena Bonham Carter. Norton, with whom Love was romantically involved at the time, let her know, which she explained and said he started sobbing. “He was like, ‘I have no power!’,” she recalls.
Van Sant ended up directing the Cobain-inspired film, The last daystarring Michael Pitt, but Love says they weren’t originally talking about that movie.
Hollywood Reporter contacted Pitt’s representative but had not received a response at the time of publication.