Alan Rickman Runs New York's 'CBGB' in All-Star Rock Comedy Trailer

August 7, 2013
Source: THR


After inheriting headmaster duties at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter franchise, Alan Rickman is now running one of New York's most iconic rock concert clubs. CBGB tells the story of Hilly Kristal (Rickman) who founded the grungy Country, Bluegrass and Blue (CBGB) club which turned into a mecca for spawning some of the greatest rock groups of all-time like Talking Heads, Blondie, The Ramones, The Police, Iggy Pop and more. The cast also includes Malin Akerman, Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Ryan Hurst, Justin Bartha, Donal Logue and Bradley Whitford, so this could be fun. Watch below!

Here's the first trailer for Randall Miller's CBGB, originally from THR:

CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its conceit as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to becoming the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk. When Kristal (Alan Rickman) had difficulty booking country bands, he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music and became ironically known as the godfather of punk giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police. Malin Akerman, Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene, Bradley Whitford and more star in the film directed by Randall Miller, who co-wrote the script with Jody Savin (the two also directed and wrote Bottle Shock). The film doesn't yet have a US release date so stay tuned. Well?

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Might be something.

Xerxexx on Aug 7, 2013


Looks quite funny.

Carpola on Aug 7, 2013


I'm a rock fan. I'm a comedy fan. I'm a movie fan. But, I have to say, this trailer did absolutely nothing for me.

Guy who comments on things on Aug 7, 2013


then u must be a liar

Sky on Aug 7, 2013


Yeah, I get my kicks out of lying about my interests and passions on movie website forums for no reason, that makes perfect sense.

Guy who comments on things on Aug 8, 2013


thats what i just said

Sky on Aug 8, 2013


I'm in, but they'd better have Mink DeVille,

Astroboy3000 on Aug 7, 2013


well well well...Hans...

informedlate on Aug 8, 2013


the end of the trailer threw me off. The kid covering The Police, looking nothing like Sting but having his voice straight from the record. It was too clean. I'd rather see actors who look a little like the artist cover the song completely and well.

Kento on Aug 8, 2013


Why does Alan Rickman look like Jeffery Ross. They should have called this film "The Roastmaster General".

tommyturner on Aug 8, 2013


Wow looks good, glad to see Alan Rickman again(outside of Harry Potter) I wonder how many hipsters are gonna dismiss this one?

Jimmy Love on Aug 8, 2013

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