Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop in “CBGB”, Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith

Well this just gets more fun by the day, as the cast of CBGB — which will be filmed in Savannah from about June 25th to July 25th –continues to be announced.

From Hollywood Reporter:

The upcoming rock ‘n’ roll film CBGB has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork and The Borgias actress Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith. [. . .]

Also joining the cast are Steven Schub (Chicago 8) as Dee Dee Ramone; Evan Alex Cole (She’s Outta My League) as Richard Hell; Peter Vack (I Just Want My Pants Back) as Legs McNeil; and Kerry Bische (Red State) as Mary Harron.

Mickey Sumner

Click here to see all of my posts about the film CBGB, about late club owner Hilly Kristal (played by Alan Rickman).

I’m also excited to report that a couple of young actors that I know have landed parts in the production.

Now, who’s Mickey Sumner and why is she playing Patti Smith (whose new album Banga will be released this week)?

She was in Last Chance Harvey with Dustin Hoffman in 2008, but I’ve never even heard of that.

She’s played Francesca in Neil Jordan’s series The Borgias with Jeremy Irons, but I’ve never seen that either.

And Mickey Sumner is Sting’s daughter, apparently. And I didn’t know that either.