|Posted on June 25, 2013 at 7:45 PM|
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has had a little extra time on his hands since his band announced a brief hiatus last fall. However, the musician was never too far away from music, using the break in his schedule to shoot a film role as Iggy Pop for an upcoming movie about the historic New York punk club CBGB.
The film will take a look at many key figures in the club’s history, from the musicians who played there like the Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith and others, to the club’s owner, Hilly Kristal, who is portrayed by actor Alan Rickman in the film. In addition to some shots via the film’s Facebook page, you can also check out the cast, which includes Malin Akerman, Stana Katic, Justin Bartha, Joel David Moore, Donal Logue, Ashley Greene, Freddy Rodriguez and more.
In addition, the exclusive first look of Hawkins as Pop, which was released by Rolling Stone, can be seen to the left. Hawkins poses with Akerman, who will portray Blondie’s Debbie Harry in the film. No release date has been set for the movie as of yet, but the ‘CBGB’ film is expected to arrive sometime later this year.
Hawkins’ respite from Foo Fighters was a short one, and he, along with his bandmates, were actively involved in the promotional support for Dave Grohl‘s ‘Sound City’ documentary. Additionally, it was recently revealed that Grohl and his Foo Fighters cohorts are back writing the band’s next album.