The Hollywood Reporter has just received a first look at the new film CBGB. The film documents the rise of the iconic New York punk rock club. In the film,“Alan Rickman leads an all-star cast as Hilly Kristal, the financially unstable entrepreneur who opened the iconic club in 1973. CBGB, which stands for “Country Bluegrass Blues,” ultimately closed in 2006 over a rent dispute but lives on as the largest music festival in New York City.”
The film also stars Rupert Grint, who plays Cheetah Chrome, guitarist for the punk rock band The Dead Boys. In a recent article with USA Today, Grint commented on his somewhat shocking roles in both CBGB as well as his other upcoming film, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. In one scene in CBGB, Cheetah Chrome drops his pants in front of a producer in the bar to prove that he does not dye his hair.
“It’s not really that I am trying to shock people or make a big statement,” says Grint, “It’s just part of moving on.”
CBGB is rated “R” and is set to be released October 11. You can see our previous article (with posters and stills from the film) right here.
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