The biopic is a Hollywood institution, but rarely has a rock club gotten its own movie. The CBGB trailer has premiered and it features Harry Potter star Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal, the man who founded the iconic rock club and essentially gave the world The Ramones, Blondie, Iggy Pop and Talking Heads. Oh, and he might have introduced America to a couple U.K. bands like The Sex Pistols and The Police.
CBGB features the most outrageous cast, from Rickman’s casting to Twilight Saga veteran Ashley Greene, The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, Justin Bartha, Bradley Whitford and Malin Akerman (herself fresh off that Rock of Ages movie).
No specific release date has been set, but word is the film will debut sometime this fall.