The legendary New York City music venue CBGB and the club’s owner will soon be immortalized in film.
The tentatively-titled CBGB will cover the late Hilly Kristal and his club during the years 1974 to 1976, when the venue became a home to rock acts such as Talking Heads, The Ramones and Television.
Kristal’s daughter, Lisa, will produce the film along with Brad Rosenberger, Jody Savin and Randy Miller. Savin will direct as well as write the script with Miller.
“It was an old-fashioned salon in an awful part of New York where people could fail while they worked to find their voice,” Savin told Bllboard.com. “He provided a voice to the disenfranchised. It’s a heroic and flawed story.”
The film will be financed independently and though scheduling is still being worked out, filming may begin in the fall.