A new promotional poster has been revealed for the upcoming movie CBGB, which tells the story of the legendary New York City rock club. The image shows the film's various stars dressed up as the famous rock luminaries they portray.
Appearing in the poster are Malin Ackerman as Debbie Harry, Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone, Mickey Sumner (Sting's daughter) as Patti Smith, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, Rupert Grint as Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome and Justin Bartha as Dead Boys singer Stiv Bators. Alan Rickman also is pictured as CBGB owner Hilly Kristal. In addition, stills from CBGB can be viewed at the movie's official Facebook page and at UnclaimedFreightProductions.com. The CBGB Facebook page also features a couple of behind-the-scenes video clips.
CBGB is being directed by Randall Miller, who co-wrote the script with Jody Savin. The film, which currently is in post-production, is expected to premiere later this year.
Opened in 1973 in the seedy Bowery section of New York City, CBGB soon became the launching pad for some of the first punk and New Wave acts, including The Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, The Talking Heads and Television. It closed in October 2006 and Kristal passed away the following year.
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