Anorak News | Watchmen actress to play Debbie Harry on the silver screen?

Watchmen actress to play Debbie Harry on the silver screen?

by | 28th, May 2012

PUNK is a sly old slag. It pretended to be anti-establishment (ie, anti-corporate and therefore, anti-money) when all along, it was just waiting to cash-in and start shouting its mouth off saying that all attempts at grabbing money are little more than ‘art-school pranks’ and that, as ever, punk is as real as real can be.

So now, firmly part of the establishment, punk is going to the silver screen with a biopic of legendary NYC punk club, CBGBs.

And who will play who? Well, Watchmen’s Malin Akerman is rumoured to be playing Blondie frontwoman (and all-round dreamboat) Debbie Harry. Akerman will be seen in Rock Of Ages next, but is in the frame to play Harry in Randall Miller’s indie drama.

Harry Potter stars Rupert Grint and Alan Rickman are also rumoured to be on-board, playing Dead Boys’ guitarist Cheetah Chrome and CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, respectively. Castle actress Stana Katic is hotly tipped for the role of Genya Ravan, lead singer of Goldie & The Gingerbreads and Avatar actor Joel David Moore could play the late Joey Ramone.

Shooting begins in Georgia and New York in June. Who would you like to see in the film and who would play them? Mark Wahlberg would be an excellent Dee Dee Ramone, what with his slightly gormless, bozo pin-up quality.


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Posted: 28th, May 2012 | In: Film Comment | TrackBack | Permalink