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News broke recently about a casting call for a new Chris Cornell film titled Black Days, which chronicles the Soundgarden frontman’s final days before his untimely death. This was interesting news, especially for his estate who didn’t approve the film.

A rep for Cornell’s estate told Pitchfork the film is “not sanctioned or approved by the estate” and, “No one contacted the estate for any information.”

This isn’t the first time an unauthorized Cornell film has made headlines. In September 2019, an IMDb page for a film called Like A Stone surfaced and claimed to have already cast actors portraying Cornell and his wife, Vicky Cornell.

Vicky Cornell would later take to Twitter to say the page for the film was, “…a spoof IMDb page by trolls and haters who have so much time on their hands to create fake pages – a mockery. I’m sorry to the fans who were misled.” She would later tweet in the comments of her original tweet, “What kind people though spend time to make it up go to such lengths to create an IMDb page, write up synopsis, cast the actors? Clearly sick, obsessed and crazy…”

The only film to have the approval and cooperation of Cornell’s estate is a documentary from Film 45, a production company run by Brad Pitt and Peter Berg. News of the film was first reported by Variety in February 2019. The project currently has no title or release date.

Remembering Chris Cornell

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights