Alan Rickman To Play Hilly Kristal

Alan Rickman has scored the lead role as famed New York nightclub owner Hilly Kristal in Randall Miller’s “CBGB” says Variety.

The real-life story follows how Kristal’s CBGB club impacted the underground music scene and made famous such talents as Talking Heads, the Ramones and Blondie.

Miller replaces Jody Savin at the helm, both co-wrote the script. Shooting aims to begin in June.