Alan Rickman Will Play CBGB Owner Hilly Kristal

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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.