The news is out that longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will play the role of Iggy Pop in the forthcoming film CBGB. As Rolling Stone points out, this will mark Hawkins' first notable role as an actor despite appearing in the Foos videos, which are themselves kind of like mini-movies.
It hasn't been revealed how significant Hawkins' portrayal of Pop will be, but he's been cast in a film that will be undoubtedly fun to shoot. The story of the famous and infamous New York punk club will also feature Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith, Johnny Galecki as Television manager Terry Ork, Rupert Grint as Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome, Malin Akerman as Blondie's Debbie Harry, and Alan Rickman as CBGB owner Hilly Kristal. [RS]