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Alan Rickman to Play as Hilly Kristal in Biographical Film

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Posted by: Catherine
May 17, 2012, 05:53 AM

Alan Rickman has officially signed to play the role of Hilly Kristal in a new biographical film. Hilly Kristal was the founder of CBGB, a famous punk rock venue. The film currently has no title, and is set to begin production June 25, in Georgia and New York City. The film has an estimated release date of late 2013. Film makers are planing a special screening of the film to be ready by January 2013 for the Sundance Film Festival. The Telegraph reports:

Rickman, who is best known for his roles in the Harry Potter films and Die Hard, will play owner Hilly Kristal.
The film will tell the story of the venue’s opening in 1973, how it was originally intended to play country, bluegrass and blues music (hence the name CBGB) and how it helped to launch the careers of countless punk rock acts.
One of the producers and director of the film, Randall Miller , told the New York Times the film will be:

“[M]ostly about his journey,” he said. “He’s like a modern-day salonist.  It’s not his métier, the whole atmosphere of punk, but he became a supporter of the art.”

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By Grabthar’s Hammer that sounds good!

Posted by Won_Two on May 17, 2012, 10:44 AM report to moderator
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OMG I LIVE IN GEORGIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM LIKE CRYING RIGHT NOW WITH EXCITEMENT!

Posted by katelyner123 on May 17, 2012, 04:06 PM report to moderator
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OMG I LIVE IN GEORGIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM LIKE CRYING RIGHT NOW WITH EXCITEMENT!

Posted by katelyner123 on May 17, 2012, 04:07 PM report to moderator
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Oh this is interesting!

Posted by horcruxhunter7 on May 17, 2012, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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Snape and punk rock, you just cant, not love a combination like that! I love seeing that Alan Rickman is making movies again. :D

Posted by LunaLuver on May 17, 2012, 05:10 PM report to moderator
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This is interesting!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on May 18, 2012, 04:02 AM report to moderator
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He is such a marvelous actor that what ever role he plays will be blessed for having him in it!

Posted by hewy on May 20, 2012, 04:58 PM report to moderator
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He’s such a fabulous actor. He’ll be amazing.

Posted by Michelle32 on May 21, 2012, 10:26 PM report to moderator
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I need to find out where in Georgia they are filming so I can stalk ahem watch a bit.

Posted by nundu on May 22, 2012, 10:18 AM report to moderator
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