The birth of new wave & punk rock is ready to take it’s story to the big screen.
Castle star Stana Katic and Avatar actor Joel David Moore have joined the cast of CBGB, Randall Miller and Jody Savin’s feature film project revolving around the New York punk rock club.
Katic will portray Genya Ravan, a producer who was the lead singer of pioneering 1960s rock band Goldie & the Gingerbreads, which many say was the first all-female band to have a recording contract. While Moore is portraying Joey Ramone, lead vocalist of 1970s punk band The Ramones.
Alan Rickman is starring as Hilly Kristal, founder of the club. The movie is in the midst of assembling a large supporting cast with actors portraying real-life figures and rock ‘n’ rollers.
Rupert Grint is playing Cheetah Chrome, the guitarist for The Dead Boys, while Malin Akerman will appear as Blondie’s Deborah Harry.
The full name for the club was CBGB & OMFUG, which stood for “Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers“. The club closed on October 15, 2006 after opening in 1973.