8:30am PT by Aaron Couch
'CBGB' Debuts Malin Akerman's Blondie Poster (Exclusive)
Malin Akerman is going punk rock in the new poster for CBGB.
The poster, which is exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, features the actress as Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry, who she’ll portray in the upcoming film centered on the seminal New York rock club.
The film examines New York’s punk scene through CBGB, the club which helped launch the careers of Blondie, Talking Heads, Ramones and others. CBGB was owned by Hilly Kristal (played by Alan Rickman in the film), who in the late 1970s wanted to create a venue for country, bluegrass and blues music. When those acts became difficult to book, the club shifted its focus to local groups. CBGB closed in 2008.
Randall Miller directed the film and co-wrote the script with Jody Savin. The film’s cast includes Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Joel David Moore, Stana Katic, Rupert Grint and Taylor Hawkins.
According to the filmmakers, the music-heavy CBGB features 50 songs and 16 on-camera performances. Miller and Savin’s Unclaimed Freight Productions is producing, along with former senior vp of Warner/Chappell Music Brad Rosenberger and Kristal’s daughter, Lisa Kristal Burgman.
THR will be debuting exclusive CBGB posters every day through Monday.