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 Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: breno 
Date:   05-15-12 11:54

http://www.avclub.com/articles/alan-rickman-will-star-in-a-cbgb-movie,74041/

I like Alan Rickman, but still don't have high expectations for this movie.

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: MrFab 
Date:   05-15-12 13:03

"the late-'70s era when bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads, Television, and Blondie made their home there (provided Miller plans to ascertain the rights to use their music and have actors portray them)"

Worst case scenario: "Wired," the John Belushi biopic that didn't have the rights to the SNL comedy skits so they wrote their own thuddingly unfunny ones; the Runaways doc that, due to rights issues, couldn't use any Runaways music.

So who'd play the CBs regulars? I'm guessing: Jim Carrey as David Byrne, Jeff Goldblum as Joey; Ben Stiller as Lou Reed...

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: breno 
Date:   05-15-12 15:05

I wonder what ever happened to the Debbie Harry biopic starring Kirsten Dunst?

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: madisdadi 
Date:   05-16-12 12:29

or that iggy pop bio pic starring frodo
Keith Moon biopic starring shrek

if they do the cbgb movie cast list:

Lux Interior Brad Garret
Stiv Bators Simon Helberg
Tom Verlaine Lurch from the Addams Family
Lydia Lunch Nicki Minaj
Willy DeVille Danny Trejo
Wayne County Wayland Flowers and Madam
Patti Smith Mayim Ballick

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: MrFab 
Date:   05-16-12 13:22

Well, if Nicki Minaj can play Lydia Lunch, howzabout RuPaul as Wayne/Jayne County?

Johnny Thunders - Johnny Depp
Dee Dee - Don Rickles
Richard Hell - Bart Simpson
Alan Vega - Crispin Glover

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: madisdadi 
Date:   05-16-12 14:16

James Chance Beavis
Handsome Dick Manitoba Jonah Hill
David Johanson Droopy
Martin Rev a lamp
Joan Jett Suzi Quatro
Suzi Quatro Joan Jett

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   05-16-12 14:18

Speaking of Hell, he's coming to Austin to present a film series (noir classics Touch of Evil and Kiss Me Deadly, plus King Kong) this month, in conjunction with Martin Scorcese's film restoration society.

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: totaji 
Date:   05-16-12 18:17

Touch of Evil and Kiss Me Deadly are great classics. Are you going Michael?

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: hoip chiggs 
Date:   05-16-12 23:54

Lou Reed - Karl Lagerfeld

Patti Smith - Zooey Deschanel

Blondie - Gwen Stefani

Ramones - Blue Man Group

Talking Heads - Right Said Fred



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: Heff 
Date:   05-17-12 13:08

Michael Toland wrote:

> Speaking of Hell, he's coming to Austin to present a film
> series (noir classics Touch of Evil and Kiss Me
> Deadly
, plus King Kong) this month, in conjunction
> with Martin Scorcese's film restoration society.

I'm curious. What in the hell (sorry) does Richard Hell have to do with Martin Scorcese or film noir?



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   05-17-12 13:31

He's a film critic. What direct connection he might have to the Scorsese foundation I don't know, but if it's NYC-based, that might explain it.

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 Re: and Ron Weasley as Cheetah Chrome!
Author: breno 
Date:   05-30-12 09:04

Apparently, CBGB was an early version of Hogwart's Academy as word is out that Rupert Grint, aka Ron Weasley, will be playing Cheetah Chrome in the movie where Severus Snape runs the place.

Also, Malin Ackerman as Debbie Harry. She has no Harry Potter connection that I know of.

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 Re: and Ron Weasley as Cheetah Chrome!
Author: madisdadi 
Date:   05-30-12 12:11

frank bello is playing rick heck in the jeff buckley movie
patricia arquette is playing buckley's mom
patricia arquette's sister is roseanna arquette
roseanna arquette was in "After Hours" directed by scorsayzee in 1985
also in 85 she was in "desperately seeking susan" in which hell played Bruce Meeker and was directed by susan sidelman who directed "smithereens" which starred hell.
comes full circle

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: Delvin 
Date:   05-30-12 13:36

> Apparently, CBGB was an early version of Hogwart's Academy as word is out that Rupert Grint,
> aka Ron Weasley, will be playing Cheetah Chrome in the movie where Severus Snape runs the
> place.

Then I guess Michael Gambon should've been cast to play Hilly Kristal!

Come to think of it, Snape did have the Ramones haircut!



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: Delvin 
Date:   05-31-12 18:06

I shared Reno's comment calling CBGB the Hogwarts of punk with my wife. She said, "It was."



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: totaji 
Date:   06-01-12 10:05

I think Howard Stern might be too old to play is destiny role as Joey Ramone. Gene Simmons' son might work. Sacha Cohen might too. Although Sacha as John Cale with the chicken killing and hockey mask would be freakin awesome...was that show at CBGB anyways?

Sandra Bernhard as David Johansen?

Depp as Thunders is a given. Someone needs to start an online petition ASAP!

How about Will Arnett as Danny Fields? or maybe as Richard Hell?

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: erikalbany 
Date:   06-01-12 14:46

"Sandra Bernhard as David Johansen?"

Johansen is way more attractive.

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 Re: and Jerry Mathers as the Beaver
Author: breno 
Date:   06-05-12 09:42

The cast keeps expanding, but the only name I actually recognize from the new announcements is Johnny Galecki playing Terry Ork.

Oh, and Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, but I don't know what he looks like. He's just one of the Foo Fighters that isn't Dave Grohl.

http://tinyurl.com/7hvsj44

And on IMDB, I see that Stana Katic is playing Genya Ravan. I've heard of her. She's on Castle with Captain Hammer.

IMDB also discouragingly shows that the filmmakers do not have a particularly impressive track record, though Alan Rickman definitely seems to like them - this will be the third movie he's done with them.



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: ira 
Date:   06-17-12 16:16

The $64 question - who plays Legs (assuming that he doesn't do it)?

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: erikalbany 
Date:   06-18-12 08:57

"who plays Legs (assuming that he doesn't do it)"

Johnny Depp has had a good run playing a self-aggrandizing writer/journalist with questionable talent. He might be up for this.

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: hoip chiggs 
Date:   06-18-12 08:59

On second thought:

Lou Reed - Karl Lagerfeld

Sterling Morrison - Karl Lagerfeld

John Cale - Karl Lagerfeld

Maureen Tucker- Justin Beiber



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: breno 
Date:   06-18-12 10:18

Legs McNeil will be played by Peter Vack, the star of I Just Want My Pants Back, which is apparently a show of some sort on the tv box.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0114430/

So far, IMDB does not show Legs appearing in the movie, but John Holmstrom apparently will be portraying one Mad Mountain, who it seems will also be played by Ryan Hurst, aka Opie on Sons of Anarchy.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1786751/

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: Delvin 
Date:   06-18-12 11:36

That could be a fun movie to watch if the producers cast individuals who really had been part of the CB's scene in other roles, la 24 Hour Party People.

Come to think of it, I had more than one experience back in my bachelor days where I recognized various musicians playing roles in movies, and said something out loud at the moment ... only to have my date wonder what the heck I was talking about. "What about Elvis Costello?" "Iggy who?"

Or my favorite, which I heard from dates in more than one theater: "Whad'ya mean, we're leaving?"



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: breno 
Date:   06-18-12 12:49

Hmmm. I see that Lisa Kristal, the Kristal kid who's cooperating with the movie, is being rewarded by being portrayed by Ashley Greene, who is what one could conservatively describe as "undeniably quite attractive." (The unconservative description would be "HOLY SHIT, especially when covered in body paint selling Sobe Water.")

Not sure what Ms. Kristal looked like in real life in the 70s, but I suspect that Ashley Greene is likely a step up, for the simple fact that Ashley Greene would be a step up for 99% of the human population. Hell, I'd actually consider watching a Twilight movie due to her presence in the miserable things.

Looks like Tom Verlaine is uncast as of yet. Be quick with those resumes, any cadaverous young actors with voices like forlorn alley cats! Your golden opportunity awaits!

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   06-18-12 13:04

Speaking of spotting musicians in movies/TV shows: I watch Game of Thrones and thought one day, "That mute executioner looks a lot like Wilko Johnson if he was old and bald. Funny." Turns out that it is, in fact, Wilko Johnson.

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: Delvin 
Date:   06-19-12 13:23

> Ashley Greene ... is what one could conservatively describe as "undeniably quite attractive."
> (The unconservative description would be "HOLY SHIT, especially when covered in body paint
> selling Sobe Water.")

Ashley Greene in body paint?

Must ... not ... Google ... at work ... Must ... not ... Google ... at work ...



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: madisdadi 
Date:   07-19-12 15:52




alan and ashley, he looks like Hilly

hold the phone....
the director's next project is "The Drummer" the dennis wilson story with aaron eckhardt as wilson and vera farmiga as christine mcvie



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: madisdadi 
Date:   07-19-12 16:42

this guy as Legs:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0114430/

This guy as Richard Hell:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2848871/

THis guy as Dee Dee Ramone:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006575/

Patti smith:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2316017/

joey ramone:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601376/

sorry, sitting in an airport with great wifi and my flight was cancelled

you can see the entire cast here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1786751/fullcredits#cast



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   07-19-12 17:15

Rupert Grint, the redhead from the Harry Potter movies (AKA the one who never learned to act), has been cast as Cheetah Chrome. They just lost me.

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: jim green 
Date:   07-19-12 18:26

The problem with Rupert Grint playing Cheetah Chrome is, well, it means Cheetah has a massive role in the film, which does not bode well for the script. Don't get me wrong, I liked the Dead Boys, but in terms of the big historical picture, so to speak, a role the size of Cheetah's relative importance would merely demand that the actor grimace on stage while "playing" guitar, something Rupert could handle.

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 Re: and Jerry Mathers as the Beaver
Author: jim green 
Date:   07-19-12 18:50

But thank heavens there's been no mention of the fucking Shirts.

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 Re: and Jerry Mathers as the Beaver
Author: madisdadi 
Date:   07-20-12 14:50

....... or of Manster

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 Re: and Jerry Mathers as the Beaver
Author: Jermoe 
Date:   07-20-12 19:41

At this point, I'd be happier if Richard Linklater remade The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training instead.

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: STEVE 
Date:   07-20-12 20:48

i say, commercialize culture all you want. as long as the soundtrack for the 'new' scooby doo (animated) movies stay skaNpunk.



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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   07-23-12 09:33

I don't think that's necessarily true. I don't think Grint has the juice to take a starring role in anything - I suspect he'll have some dialogue, but little to really do. Plus, as you say, there's the fact that the Dead Boys weren't exactly major players in the CBGBs scene.

And I don't know that Grint could handle grimacing on stage while playing guitar. I know Cheetah's facial expressions bordered on the comical anyway, but I don't think Grint has any idea how to be funny without being a clown.

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: MrFab 
Date:   07-23-12 12:27

The centerpiece, indeed, half the running length of the film, will be The Tuff Darts performing an epic version of their Dr. Demento standard "(Your Love Is Like) Nuclear Waste."

I predict!

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: MrFab 
Date:   03-30-13 12:16

Looks like it's a go:

http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/03/heres-the-poster-for-the-cbgb-movie/

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: HollowbodyKay 
Date:   03-31-13 11:08

What this? Security guard Merv Ferguson?!?! AWESOME!

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: erikalbany 
Date:   03-31-13 11:19

STEVE wrote: "i say, commercialize culture all you want. as long as the soundtrack for the 'new' scooby doo (animated) movies stay skaNpunk."

STEVE is right. . . Did you all catch the Ska-themed Scooby with new songs by Dave Wakeling? It just premiered the other day. . .

Details: http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/03/26/dave-wakeling-scooby-doo-songs/

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 Re: Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal
Author: STEVE 
Date:   04-05-13 23:53

i cant write for laughing!

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