First pictures emerge of Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop in CBGB movie

Rupert Grint and Alan Rickman will also appear in the film about the iconic New York venue

The first images of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop in new film CBGB have been revealed online.

The film tells the story of the iconic New York venue and will be released later this year. The picture shows Hawkins’ Iggy Pop stood next to Debbie Harry, who is played by actress Malin Akerman. The strapline for the film reads: “50,000 bands. One disgusting bathroom.”

Other stars lining up to appear in the film include Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, who will play Cheetah Chrome, the guitarist for punk group Dead Boys, who played a prominent role during the club’s rise, and Alan Rickman, who will appear as venue owner Hilly Kristal. Mickey Sumner will play Patti Smith and Johnny Galecki will take on the role of Television‘s manager Terry Ork.


The movie will be directed by Randal Miller – who has co-written the script with Jody Savin – and was filmed in New York. The co-writing pair are also recently wrote a biopic about Dennis Wilson, the late solo musician and drummer with The Beach Boys.

It was recently reported that CBGB could be set to reopen in a new location in New York. The assets of the nightspot, which closed in 2006, have been bought by a group of investors who are planning to set up a new annual festival and have also been eyeing up potential new sites.