Chris Cornell Doc 9/26/19

Details have begun to emerge about Like A Stone, a semi-documentary about the life and career of late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. According to IMDB.com, producers on the film include Brad Pitt and Cornell’s widow Vicky, while the director will be Peter Berg, the filmmaker behind movies like Lone SurvivorPatriots Day and Deepwater Horizon.

The movie will apparently feature some dramatization scenes mixed in with real-life footage, with actors playing Chris and other people involved in his life. Lauchlin MacDonald will play Chris Cornell, Robert De Niro‘s daughter Drena De Niro will play Vicky Cornell, Adelicia Morris will play Chris’s mother Karen Cornell and Sandeep will play Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil.

Acts like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Cornell’s post-Soundgarden band Audioslave will all appear in archival footage. The film is due out in 2021.

Although he had a cameo in 1992’s Singles, Cornell told us in a 2017 interview that he was never interested in becoming an actor: [“I think Singles sort of cured me of that aspiration in a way. I mean, it’s an art form. I’m a huge fan of cinema and I dedicated myself to music and it’s something that I started doing — I guess from 16 on, that was my chief focus. I knew that was what I was gonna do for the rest of my life, and I feel like acting is the same way. Great actors, that’s what their focus is, and I wouldn’t pollute the world of cinema with my horrible acting.”] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . my horrible acting.)

Cornell was honored last January at a tribute concert in Los Angeles, where the remaining members of Soundgarden and Audioslave, along with MetallicaFoo Fighters and many others, performed.

Cornell was pronounced dead on May 18th, 2017 after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room. Soundgarden had played a show earlier that evening. The 52-year-old musician took his own life by hanging himself.

Story source: Blabbermouth

TL; DR:

  • A documentary about Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell is in the works.
  • The film will feature real-life archival footage as well as dramatizations, with actors playing Chris, his widow Vicky and others.
  • Vicky and Brad Pitt are producers on the film, which will be directed by Peter Berg.