Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in CBGB Movie

A film about CBGB, the legendary New York City rock venue that closed its doors in 2006, is in the works, and several top roles have already been cast; Alan Rickman will portray CBGB founder Hilly Kristal, for instance.

The latest news is that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will play Iggy Pop.

Hawkins joins Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, who will play Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome, and Rock of Ages actress Malin Akerman, who'll play Blondie's Debbie Harry. The Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki will Television mentor Terry Ork, The Borgias' Mickey Sumner will play Patti Smith.

Stay tuned for more CBGB news.

In the meantime, here's Hawkins playing another role -- temporary Led Zeppelin vocalist:

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.