08 August, 2013

Savannah doubles as 1970s New York in new "CBGB" trailer

Alan Rickman and company star in "CBGB"

One of the more non-traditional Georgia productions of the last year is writer-director-producer Randall Miller's "CBGB." Based on the (in)famous club of the same name (short for Country, BlueGrass, and Blues), the film follows Alan Rickman as club-founder Hilly Kristal from CBGB's early days in 1973 through its rise as the central venue in the burgeoning punk movement. The film was shot in Savannah, with some necessary exteriors shot in New York City—where the club was located in The Bowery. A sprawling cast of up-and-comers play various real life figures of the punk scene, including Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry, Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome, Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone and Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith.

"CBGB" hits theaters on October 11th, but perhaps equally as important—the soundtrack is available October 8th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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