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    Thu, 17 May 2012 15:13:30

    Alan Rickman to Play CBGB Owner Hilly Kristal in New Film - The film is a biopic about Kristal

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    • The Ramones - HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 01: Musician Frank Infante of the Ramones (L) and radio DJ Rodney Bingenheimer attend a screening of Xlrator Media's 'CBGB' at ArcLight Cinemas on October 1, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
    • The Ramones - HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 01: Musician Frank Infante of the Ramones (L) and radio DJ Rodney Bingenheimer attend a screening of Xlrator Media's 'CBGB' at ArcLight Cinemas on October 1, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
    • The Ramones - HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 01: Musician Frank Infante of the Ramones (L) and radio DJ Rodney Bingenheimer attend a screening of Xlrator Media's 'CBGB' at ArcLight Cinemas on October 1, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

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    Alan Rickman will portray Hilly Kristal in a new movie about Kristal, who founded the legendary NYC club CBGB.

    The film, called CBGB, will shoot in Savannah, Georgia this summer with actors and actresses playing members of The Ramones, Blondie, Television, Talking Heads and Patti Smith, since all of those acts headlined CBs once in their life. The former venue is now a John Varvatos store, which many rock 'n' rollers consider a sacrilege.

    WENN reports that the filmmakers will be recreating CBGB on a soundstage since the club no longer exists. It will be a replica of the real thing.

    Kristal's daughter Lisa will serve as a producer on the project. The film will tell the story of the club through the owner's eyes.

    CBs was a cultural institution.

    Did you ever see a show at CBGB?

    —Carly Costello
    05.17.12



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