Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will portray Iggy Pop in CBGB, a new film about the legendary New York venue.
The movie will be directed by Randal Miller, who co-wrote the script with Jody Savin. CBGB is set to start shooting this month in Savannah, Georgia, before moving to New York, reports Billboard.
Also, Rupert Grint is set to play Cheetah Chrome, the guitarist for Dead Boys, a punk band who played a prominent role during the club's rise, while Malin Akerman has been tapped to play Blondie's Debbie Harry.
Alan Rickman will appear as CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, and Mickey Sumner will play Patti Smith. Johnny Galecki will take on the role of Television's manager Terry Ork.
It was recently reported that CBGB could be set to reopen in a new location in New York.
by RTT Staff Writer
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