Ashley Greene has won the female lead in Randall Miller's biopic "Cbgb" says Variety.
The film traces the rise of the famous New York nightclub and its effects on the underground music scene in the late 70's and early 80's--and its founder Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman).
Greene is in talks to play Lisa Kristal, the fiery young daughter Hilly who frequently clashes with her father but ends up working as the business manager of his club.
Actress Stana Katic will appear as Goldie and the Gingerbreads singer Genya Ravan, Richard De Klerk plays the club's soundman Taxi, Josh Zuckerman is playing Punk Magazine founder John Holmstrom, Ryan Hurst is 'Mad Mountain', and Estelle Harris as Hilly’s mother Bertha. Rupert Grint will play Cheetah Chrome, the lead guitarist of short-lived ‘70s punk band The Dead Boys. Malin Akerman will play singer Debbie Harry from Blondie , while Joel David Moore and Julian Acosta are set to play Joey and Johnny Ramone. Johnny Galecki plays music manager Terry Ork, Mickey Sumner is Patti Smith, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will play Iggy Pop.
Jody Savin and Miller wrote the script.
Savin, Miller, and Brad Rosenberger will produce the film
Production kicks off June 25th in Savannah, Georgia.