From NME’s Rupert Grint signs up for ‘CBGB’ movie:

Rupert Grint has signed up to star in CBGB, a new film about the legendary New York venue.

Grint will play Cheetah Chrome, the guitarist for the Dead Boys, a punk band who played a prominent role during the club’s rise. Rock Of Ages actress Malin Akerman is lined up to play Blondie’s Debbie Harry in the film.

The movie, which will see Grint’s fellow Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman appear as venue owner Hilly Kristal, will be directed by Randal Miller – who has co-written the script with Jody Savin – and will begin shooting next month.

The now-23-year-old Rupert Grint played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series.

While Meddin Studios in Savannah will be decked out to look like the iconic nightclub, there will apparently be a lot of exteriors shot in New York City. Look for any number of aging rockers to have cameos in the film.

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