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Ladies and Gentlemen, the CBGB Trailer Is Here


Since we first heard they were filming the CBGB movie in Savannah and had tapped Alan Rickman, Ashley Greene, Malin Ackermann and Rupert Grint, among others, to star, we've been nervously awaiting/dreading the trailer. Now it's finally here. First, the good stuff: Alan Rickman giving off his signature droll vibes looks like he'll be highly entertaining as club owner Hilly Kristal, ditto Rupert Grint as Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome (one of his brief appearances in the preview shows him performing oral sex on a beer bottle), and, of course, there'll be an amazing soundtrack featuring Talking Heads, Blondie, Dead Boys, Iggy Pop, Television, The Police, The Velvet Underground and others.

But now for the...less good stuff. There are tons of sound bite-y one-liners and taglines ("CBGB: Country Bluegrass and Blues...But Without All That Country, Bluegrass or Blues" and "50,000 Bands and 1 Disgusting Bathroom.") that make us feel like we're seeing the trailer for Rock of Ages and not a movie about NYC's legendary punk incubator. (To be fair, the way they edited the original 1986 trailer for Sid and Nancy had some corny moments and we all know how that story ends.) An we're also not totally sure how we feel about the cute guy from The Hangover playing Dead Boys lead singer Stiv Bators.
We'll probably go see him in it anyway.

CBGB opens on October 11.

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