Foo Fighters drummer to play Iggy Pop in Cbgb film

Taylor Hawkins cast as Stooges frontman in forthcoming biopic of New York punk venue

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is to step into Iggy Pop's skinny jeans.

Hawkins has signed on to play the Stooges frontman in new film Cbgb, which tells the story of the legendary New York punk club. He will join former Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, who is playing Cheetah Chrome, guitarist with Cbgb regulars the Dead Boys. Malin Åkerman will follow her turn in Rock of Ages as Blondie's Debbie Harry. The cast will also include Alan Rickman as venue boss Hilly Kristal, Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith, the Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki as Television manager Terry Ork, Steven Schub as Dee Dee Ramone, Evan Alex Cole as Richard Hell, Peter Vack as Legs McNeil and Kerry Bisché as Mary Harron.

The story follows Kristal in his efforts to turn the tiny club into a groundbreaking rock venue.
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