Foo Fighters’ Drummer Taylor Hawkins To Play Iggy Pop In CBGB Movie
The Hollywood Reporter says The Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins has been cast to portray punk legend Iggy Pop in an upcoming film based on the famous New York City club CBGB.
It’s being reported that Hawkins will play a younger Iggy Pop in his prime, no word yet on how significant the role will be. Other actors that have been cast include actress Mickey Sumner (The Borgias) as Patti Smith, Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) as manager Terry Ork, Steven Schub will portray Dee Dee Ramone, Joel David Moore will play Joey Ramone, Julian Acosta as Johnny Ramone, Evan Alex Cole has been cast as punk style icon Richard Hell, and Alan Rickman will star as Hilly Kristal, late owner of CBGB.
CBGB was a rock venue in Manhattan that started off hosting country, bluegrass and blues artists. Soon after, the club welcomed new wave and punk acts when it proved too difficult for Kristal to book the groups he intended to bring in. Bands like The Ramones, The Misfits, Blondie, The Talking Heads, and The Patti Smith Group have all played the legendary venue. CBGB closed in 2006 after a legal dispute with Kristal’s landlords. The owner died a year later from lung cancer.