Now that we’ve all fully digested Brett Morgen’s recent documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, along comes a second film that looks at the conspiracy theories after the late Nirvana frontman’s suicide. Soaked In Bleach, a docu-drama that essentially picks up where Montage Of Heck left off, is set for release June 11.
Watch the trailer below.
Soaked In Bleach takes its name from a lyric in Nirvana’s “Come As You Are,” and is directed by Benjamin Statler. It is comprised of fictionalized reenactments, interspersed with real-life interviews. Actor Tyler Bryan portrays Cobain, Sarah Scott is Courtney Love, and Lost’s Daniel Roebuck plays Tom Grant, who according to the NME, serves as “a private detective allegedly hired by Love to find her husband shortly before his death in 1994.”
Here’s the film’s official description:
SOAKED IN BLEACH reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case. Coming soon.