Bio-Pic of CBGB in the Works

Someone has been threatening to make a movie about the glory years of CBGB for decades.  Now, though, things seem to be moving forward.  A script is being assembled and Alan Rickman has been signed to play club owner Hilly Kristal.  Shooting begins next month.

And yes, Hilly’s estate is involved.  Daughter Lisa is serving as a co-producer of the film.

The original Hilly

Could work. Needs a beard, of course.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Bio-Pic of CBGB in the Works

  • May 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Yeah, it could work.

    But he still looks like Snape to me.

  • May 18, 2012 at 8:13 am

    And yes, Hilly's estate is involved. Daughter Lisa is serving as a co-producer of the film.iReb 


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