Watch the First Trailer for CBGB
The first official trailer for CBGB, the upcoming film that focuses on the historic New York City music club of the same name, made its debut on YouTube yesterday, and the online reception hasn’t been too kind.
The film follows Hilly Kristal, played by Alan Rickman, as he sets out to found a Country, BlueGrass and Blues club in lower Manhattan. As the story unfolds, it chronicles the venue’s transition to heavier genres, eventually becoming a staple for up-and-coming punk and new wave bands through the ’70s.
The good news is that we get to see Rickman reunite with his longtime Harry Potter cast mate Rupert Grint, who plays The Dead Boys’ guitarist Cheetah Chrome. But judgment aside, we’ll have to wait for the film’s Oct. 11 release to see the full film. Until then, you can watch the slightly underwhelming trailer above.
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