Taylor Hawkins

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.

Comments (7)
  1. I think he has the hair and facial structure to be a pretty good Iggy look-a-like.

    As far as being too good-looking — if the make-up crew on Monster could make Charlize Theron look like a total crack skank, then I’m sure there is some make-up artist that can make Taylor (in the words of Josh Homme) “look like a chewed up piece of wire.”

    • Everyone’s always just a little bit more attractive in the movie version of any real-life account anyway (for example, look up the guy playing Legs McNeil). The toughest part for Taylor will be achieving Iggy’s physique. Can’t have a soggy looking Iggy.

  2. they should have get Anthony Kiedis

  3. Television was NOT the first to play there, the former “Wayne” (who is now Jayne) County,one of the NYC scene’s biggest stars at the time,played there in Dec. 1973..Rolling Stone, your publisher is NOW out of the closet, you can stop punishing the LGBT community and it’s pioneers,,it will NOT be tolerated anymore, Trust Me!

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