Courtney Love To Star In Upcoming Menendez Brothers Film

February 1, 2017

Being one of the few rockers to successfully move in and out of music and acting, Hole frontwoman Courtney Love has been confirmed to play the role of Kitty Menendez in the upcoming Lifetime biopic of the Menendez brothers, who murdered both of their parents in 1989.

Love has received high acclaim for some of her previous acting performances, including her role in The People vs. Larry Flint, which even nabbed her a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actress" in a Motion Picture Drama. Love has also appeared in other films like Trapped and Man On The Moon, as well as many television roles in Sons of Anarchy and Empire.

According to Lifetime, the Menendez biopic will expose the "extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father's ehands, while their monther looked the other way." The film's official description reads as, "In the months that followed the murders, Lyle and Erik spent their inheritance lavishly, adding to investigators suspicions that they were involved in the parents’ deaths. After months of guilt consumed Erik, he confessed to the murders to his psychologist, leading to the eventual arrests of him and older brother Lyle. Their trial became a national sensation as the public devoured court testimony and the brothers testified that the murders were driven by a lifetime of sexual abuse by their father. After a mistrial and deadlocked jury, the brothers were later retried and convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole. Erik and Lyle remain in prison today, where they are serving their time in separate prisons, nearly 30 years since murdering their parents."

The roles of Lyle and Erik Menendez have yet to be cast, and official production is set to begin in Vancouver in February 2017.

(source: Loudwire)