There's been a lot of stories about the casting for the bio-pic 'CBGB,' which is not surprising considering the legacy of the famous rock venue. From The Ramones to the Talking Heads to Blondie, it was a launching point for some of the most important acts of the 1970's and 80's. Now Ashley Greene has joined the film as the lead.
The more we hear about ‘CBGB,’ the more we think it could shape up to be a definitive look at an iconic rock club in its prime. The latest casting bit reveals that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will play Iggy Pop in the film, a significant figure from the club’s early days.
Malin Akerman has yet to have her truly big moment. Sure, she's been in her fair share of major movies ('Watchmen' and 'The Proposal' for starters), but she's yet to snag a role that would send her flying to the A-list. However, there's one big way to get yourself fast attention in the acting world if you pull it off, and that's to play a real person. Double points if that real person could sing. Well, Akerman is going for those extra points by playing Debbie Harry, the lead singer of Blondie, in the upcoming film 'CBGB.'