Brad Pitt and Peter Berg to produce documentary on Chris Cornell

The Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman died two years ago in what appeared to be a suicide

Entertainment Desk November 22, 2019
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ricky Bassman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (8824392d) Chris Cornell Chris Cornell 1964-American Musician, Somerset, USA - 18 May 2017

There's a good news for all the Chris Cornell fans around the globe, especially since the vocalists' death ruled by suicide two years ago. A documentary film centered on the life of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman is in the works, according to Variety.

The best part however, is the fact that the film will be produced by Cornell’s widow, Vicky, along with his best friend, Brad Pitt and Peter Berg’s Film 45 production company, which focuses on non-scripted entertainment and branded content.

Since Soundgarden's  incarnation in 1984, Cornell remained the lead singer until they broke up in 1997. He went on to front Audioslave with members of Rage Against the Machine before Soundgarden reunited in 2011. The band was in the middle of touring when, on May 18, 2017, Cornell died after a show in Detroit.

In January, Vicky Cornell and a number of the grunge icon’s fellow musicians, including Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament, threw a benefit concert, I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell at the Forum in Los Angeles. Guest performers included Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Brandi Carlile and Chris Stapleton. Pitt also made an appearance.

Cornell received 16 Grammy nominations throughout his career. He won three: best metal performance for Spoonman and best hard rock performance for Black Hole Sun, both with his Soundgarden bandmates, and just last weekend, a posthumous honor for best rock performance, for When Bad Does Good.

A rep for the Cornell estate confirmed that a documentary is in the works but offered no additional details.

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