Last week, we posted the news that a new movie called CBGB was in the works, with Alan Rickman as club owner Hilly Kristal and Malin Ackerman as Debbie Harry. Now Billboard reports that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, of all possible people, will play Iggy Pop. This raises its own questions. Like: Isn’t Hawkins way more, um, conventionally good-looking than Iggy ever was? And when did Iggy ever set foot in CBGB?
More of the cast has also come out. The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki will play Television manager Terry Ork, The Borgias’ Mickey Sumner will play Patti Smith, and various TV actors I’ve never heard of will play various punk legends. So yeah, I’m not exactly holding my breath for this movie to be great. Check out the full story at Billboard.