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Alan Rickman Will Play CBGB Owner Hilly Kristal

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27:  Actor Alan Rickman attends the New Group Gala 2012: Cabaret Soiree at The Edison Ballroom on February 27, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Not only is there a CBGB music festival going down soon, there's a movie, too. Randall Miller (Nobel Son, Bottle Shock) will soon film the venue's biopic, CBGB, with Alan Rickman playing founder-proprietor Hilly Kristal, who died in 2007, less than a year after the legendary venue closed its doors because the rent was too damn high. The role was written specifically for Rickman, who will also portray Ronald Reagan this year.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images