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Courtney Love for A Midsummer's Nightmare

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Courtney Love for A Midsummer's Nightmare

Courtney Love will appear as a mysterious character in 'A Midsummer's Nightmare'.

The 52-year-old musician - who was previously married to the late Kurt Cobain - will be featuring in the psychological thriller, which is based on William Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

The modern day adaptation will see Courtney dwelling in the woods as she helps to torment four lovers, who planned a trip into the forest on a summer getaway, Variety reports.

Daisy Head ('Guilt'), Jake Robinson ('American Odyssey') and Dominic Monaghan ('Lost') are also set to star. The crew will include co-executive producers Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry.

Liz Gateley, executive vice president and head of programming for Lifetime, previously spoke about the show's pilot.

She said: "We're really taking big swings at Lifetime and developing content that redefines what it means to be a Lifetime show. 'A Midsummer's Nightmare' is unlike anything Lifetime has ever done before."

Courtney is no stranger to acting roles. In recent years, she starred in 'Sons of Anarchy', 'Revenge' and 'Empire'. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in 1996's 'The People vs. Larry Flynt' in which she played stripper, Althea Leasure Flynt.

Her upcoming roles include her stint as Pearl in indie drama film 'The Long Home' and the upcoming 'The Possibility of Fireflies' in which she will play a chaotic, self-destructive mother called Susanna, both due out in in 2017.