First trailer for ‘CBGB’ movie starring Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal – watch

Cast also includes Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop and Malin Åkerman as Debbie Harry

The first trailer for CBGB, the forthcoming film about the legendary New York punk club, has been released. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

Alan Rickman stars as the club’s founder Hilly Kristal and the film follows the story of CBGB from its origins as a venue for country, bluegrass and blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of US punk and underground rock. The trailer ends with the tongue-in-cheek strapline: “50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom.”

CBGB‘s ensemble cast includes Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, Malin Åkerman as Debbie Harry, Rupert Grint as Dead Boys’ guitarist Cheetah Chrome and Sting’s daughter Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith. Twilight actress Ashley Greene plays Kristal’s daughter Lisa, who was involved in the making of the film.

The soundtrack, which will be released on CD, download and vinyl, includes original music from The Police, Television, Talking Heads, The Velvet Underground and Joey Ramone, as well as a new version of ‘Sunday Girl’ by Blondie.

The film was directed and co-written by Randall Miller, who is also working on a forthcoming biopic of The Beach Boys. CBGB opens in US cinemas on October 11, though UK release details have yet to be confirmed.