CBGB the Movie

CBGB, an upcoming film which focuses on the founding of the New York punk nightclub that helped launch the careers of such legendary acts as The Ramones, Blondie, Television and The Talking Heads (and many others).

Alan Rickman stars as club founder Hilly Kristal. Other actors signed on include Malin Akerman as Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry, Kyle Gallner as Lou Reed and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop.

Stana Katic from Castle will play Genya Ravan, cool.

Television’s Richard Hell and Tom Verlaine as well as former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne are slated to make cameo appearances, though not as themselves.

The film is scheduled for a theatrical release later this year.

There is also a CBGB the Movie Facebook Page.

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