Alan Rickman to Play as Hilly Kristal in Biographical Film

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May 16, 2012

Posted by Catherine

Alan Rickman has officially signed to play the role of Hilly Kristal in a new biographical film. Hilly Kristal was the founder of CBGB, a famous punk rock venue. The film currently has no title, and is set to begin production June 25, in Georgia and New York City. The film has an estimated release date of late 2013. Film makers are planing a special screening of the film to be ready by January 2013 for the Sundance Film Festival. The Telegraph reports:

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Rickman, who is best known for his roles in the Harry Potter films and Die
Hard, will play owner Hilly Kristal.

The film will tell the story of the venue’s opening in 1973, how it was
originally intended to play country, bluegrass and blues music (hence the
name CBGB) and how it helped to launch the careers of countless punk rock
acts.

One of the producers and director of the film, Randall Miller , told the New York Times the film will be:


“[M]ostly about his journey’ he said. “He’s like a modern-day
salonist. It’s not his métier, the whole atmosphere of punk, but he
became a supporter of the art.”





9 Responses to Alan Rickman to Play as Hilly Kristal in Biographical Film

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: By Grabthar's Hammer that sounds good!Avatar Imagekatelyner123 says: OMG I LIVE IN GEORGIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM LIKE CRYING RIGHT NOW WITH EXCITEMENT!Avatar Imagekatelyner123 says: OMG I LIVE IN GEORGIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM LIKE CRYING RIGHT NOW WITH EXCITEMENT!Avatar Imagehorcruxhunter7 says: Oh this is interesting!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Snape and punk rock, you just cant, not love a combination like that! I love seeing that Alan Rickman is making movies again. :DAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: This is interesting!Avatar Imagehewy says: He is such a marvelous actor that what ever role he plays will be blessed for having him in it!Avatar ImageMichelle32 says: He's such a fabulous actor. He'll be amazing.Avatar ImageNundu says: I need to find out where in Georgia they are filming so I can stalk *ahem* watch a bit.

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