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Foo Fighters Drummer Cast As Iggy Pop In CBGB

Dave Grohl, lead singer of the Foo Fighters and former drummer for Nirvana, has been known to dabble in acting. While he's never had a starring role or even anything that could really being considered a supporting role, he took part in movies like The Muppets (where he played the Animal replacement in The Moopets) and Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny (where he played Satan). Now one of his bandmates is getting in on the whole Hollywood thing as well.

According to THR, Taylor Hawkins, who serves as the drummer for the Foo Fighters, has been cast as Iggy Pop in the punk documentary CBGB. The indie film, which is being directed and co-written by Randall Miller, follows Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) as he opens the now-famous New York music club and nurtures some of the biggest music acts in history to stardom. It was previously reported that Johnny Galecki, Mickey Sumner, Malin Akerman, Joel David Moore, Stana Katic and Rupert Grint are part of the cast as well and the trade says that in addition Hawkins other casting announcements include Steven Schub as Dee Dee Ramone; Evan Alex Cole as Richard Hell; Peter Vack as Legs McNeil; and Kerry Bische as Mary Harron.

Iggy Pop, of course, was the lead singer of The Stooges and one of the biggest icons to come out of the 70s punk music scene. CBGB will be Hawkins first time acting in a film.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.