Jake Gyllenhaal wants to portray Kurt Cobain

Updated: May 19, 2010, 09:26 AM IST

London: Jake Gyllenhaal is looking forward to playing `Nirvana` frontman Kurt Cobain in an upcoming biopic about his life.

The `Prince of Persia: Sands of Time` actor is unsure if he would be a good casting, but would be willing to make the necessary changes to play the role of the `Smells Like Teen Spirit` singer who shot himself at the age of 27, NME.com reported.

"I don`t know if I`d be the right choice. But the hair from `Prince of Persia` could translate somehow. We could just bleach it," Gyllenhall said.

However, his co-star from `Prince of Persia: Sands of Time` Gemma Arterton would prefer to see a fresh face portraying the role.

"I actually read a script recently, which was amazing. Someone needs to play Kurt Cobain. I don`t know, maybe they should find someone new. Because when you`re playing an iconic character, when you get someone really famous to play them, sometimes you`re just watching a famous person play someone else and it`s nice when it`s a completely new person," Arterton said.

A string of stars have already been linked to the movie project recently, including British heartthrob Robert Pattinson and `Iron Man 2` star Scarlett Johansson.