Chris Cornell, frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave, is considered one of the staples of the 1990’s grunge movement alongside rock icons like Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, and Mark Arm of Green River. Back in 2017, grunge fans all over the world mourned together at the news of Cornell’s death. It was ruled a suicide. And now, almost two years later, Variety got the exclusive that a documentary chronicling the life of the singer and songwriter is in the works. The confirmation came from a representative from Cornell’s estate.
The film is still in its infancy and there aren’t many details. But fans of Cornell can rest assured, the team responsible for bringing this project to life looks very promising. The untitled documentary will be directed by Peter Berg and produced by Berg’s Film 45 production company. Other producers include Cornell’s widow Vicky Karayiannis and Brad Pitt. Since there is currently so little information nobody is sure what to expect.
As a fan I personally wouldn’t want anything too over the top. Maybe something similar to the style of the Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary. Intimate and honest interviews with those who knew Cornell best, never before seen letters, videos, pictures. The whole nine yards. A closer, proper look at the Chris Cornell everyone loved, how he should be remembered and not focus on how his life came to an end. Regardless of how they decide to do it, I’m really looking forward to the next update on this project.