Courtney Love: I got kicked out of ‘Fight Club’ after going ‘nuclear’ on Brad Pitt

Courtney didn’t feel love for Brad Pitt.

Musician Courtney Love claims she was fired from 1999 cult classic ‘Fight Club’ because she denied her co-star Brad Pitt the chance to star in a potential film about her late husband, Kurt Cobain.

Love, 58, claimed during an appearance on the “WTF With Marc Maron” podcast that she was set to play Marla before being replaced by Helena Bottom Carter.

“I don’t know if I trust you and I don’t know if your movies are for-profit. They’re great social justice movies, but…if you don’t understand me, you don’t understand Kurt, and I don’t feel like you understand, Brad,” the singer recalled telling Pitt.

“I wouldn’t let Brad play Kurt,” she added. “I went nuclear. I don’t do Faust. Who the hell do you think you are?

Love said she would be interested in making a film about her late husband; however, she wouldn’t want to do it with Pitt, who came up with another Cobain biopic in 2020.

“My friend Cameron Crowe [told me] Brad Pitt was put on this Earth to hunt you down for Kurt, which has been going on since 1996,” Love said.

Love and Cobain were married in 1992 before Cobain died aged 27 in 1994.

According to the Hole singer, it was “Fight Club” co-star Edward Norton who broke the news of the casting rejection to Love.

“I wouldn’t let Brad play Kurt,” Love said of the ‘Fight Club’ star, shown above (right) with Edward Norton in a scene from the cult classic. “I went nuclear. I don’t do Faust. Who the hell do you think you are?
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Love and Cobain married in 1992 before Cobain died aged 27 in 1994. The couple had one child who is now 30.
Love and Cobain married in 1992 before Cobain died aged 27 in 1994. The couple had one child, Frances Bean Cobain, who is now 30.
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Love said she would be interested in making a film about her late husband, however, she doesn't want to do it with Pitt, who has proposed another Cobain biopic in 2020.
Love said she would be interested in making a film about her late husband; however, she wouldn’t want to do it with Pitt, who came up with another Cobain biopic in 2020.
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“He starts sobbing,” Love recalled. “He was like, ‘I don’t have the power!'”

The singer revealed that shortly after Norton told her, she received a call from the film’s director, David Fincher, who confirmed that she had been cut from the film.

Later in the podcast, Love clarified that she wasn’t talking about the 2005 film “Last Days,” which was inspired by Cobain and written and directed by Gus Van Sant.

The Post has reached out to Pitt and Fincher for comment.

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