Alan Rickman stars as CBGB founder in film shooting in Savannah this summer

From Starpulse’s Alan Rickman To Play Owner Of Legendary NYC Nightclub CBGB:

Alan Rickman is to play Hilly Kristal in a new movie about the legendary New York club boss.

The British star will shoot “CBGB” in Savannah, Georgia this summer with an all-star cast portraying the likes of the Ramones, Blondie, Television, Talking Heads and Patti Smith – who all headlined at Kristal’s fabled Bowery venue, which is now a John Varvatos clothing store.

A film insider tells WENN, “We will be recreating CBGB on a soundstage as the club no longer exists. But it will be an authentic replica of the place.”

There’s a little bit more in The Hollywood Reporter.

It appears that the soundstage for the shoot will be at Meddin Studios on Louisville Road.

Pretty exciting stuff.