Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ready for CBGB the movie too?

[Horrible photoshopping via EVG]

By now, you've probably heard about the CBGB summer music festival, via The New York Times. (BoweryBoogie first got wind of the festival back in January.)


Meanwhile.

Over at Forbes this morning, Roger Friedman notes that the CBGB story is set to become a movie. Per the article:

"Husband and wife filmmakers Jody Savin and Randall Miller have placed a casting call for a bunch of characters who were part of the early CBGB's scene including singer Genya Ravan. They say they’ve cast the club's late owner, Hilly Kristal, but haven’t released the name yet. (It would be a good part for Bill Murray.)"

We first recall hearing the news of the movie last May via The Hollywood Reporter, who noted that "the film, tentatively titled CBGB, that will cover the years 1974-76."

In any event, this is all now happening.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice graphic EVG, I chuckled.

Marty Wombacher said...

I think Brian Doyle-Murray would be a better fit in the Hilly Kristal role than Bill. And I bet he's easier to get a hold of.

esquared said...

More importantly, will it be in 3D and IMAX?

Looking forward to the sequel, yet to be titled:
Wrath of Ravan
The Fashion Empire Strikes Back
I'll Always Know What You Did to CBGB
CBGB 2: Bowery Electric Boogaloo
Sex and the City

esquared said...

* 3 -- Sex and the City 3
#shutupesquared

Anonymous said...

A CBGB movie was inevitable.

Anonymous said...

Neither here nor there. Found the filmmakers' wedding announcement from 1999 in the times:

WEDDINGS; Jody Savin and Randall Miller
Published: March 14, 1999

Jody Lynn Savin, a daughter of Marilyn Savin and Dr. Ronald C. Savin of Woodbridge, Conn., was married last evening to Randall Miller, the son of Dr. Leona Miller and Dr. Alexander Miller of New York. Rabbi Don Singer officiated at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif.

Ms. Savin, who is keeping her name, is a screenwriter and producer based in Pasadena. She and Mr. Miller, a movie and television director, recently worked together on two feature films. Ms. Savin was the executive producer of ''The Sixth Man,'' a 1997 comedy that Mr. Miller directed, and she was a co-producer of ''Houseguest'' (1994), which the bridegroom also directed.

The bride graduated cum laude from Princeton University; the bridegroom is a graduate of the University of Southern California. The couple received master's degrees in film from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

Ms. Savin's father is a dermatologist in New Haven and a clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine. Her mother is a former director of the National Abortion Rights Action League in Washington.

glamma said...

I would love to volunteer to play anyone who got to bang richard hell

Goggla said...

@glamma - haha!

nygrump said...

I vote for a cameo for Mayor Bloomberg to play the dog that comes in and shits on the floor. Or maybe he could play Stiv Bators jerking off into the chili.

Anonymous said...

BUT who will play GRINGO?

Jill said...

glamma - you know you could still make that happen, he's around, and probably reading this.

Stiv Bators once passed out on my gogo boots. Could I get a role?