Freddy Rodríguez’s latest film will be taking a bite out of the Big Apple this fall…
XLrator Media has acquired U.S. rights to distribute CBGB, which stars the 38-year-old Puerto Rican actor.
The film centers on the iconic New York City club that gave rise to the punk movement in America.
It will be released during the CBGB Musical Festival, which runs from October 9-13 in Manhattan.
In addition to Rodríguez, the Randall Miller-directed film stars Alan Rickman as CBGB founder Hilly Kristal and Ashley Greene as his daughter, Lisa.
In addition, it features Malin Ackerman as Debby Harry; Rupert Grint as Cheeta Chrome; and Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone, among others.
“CBGB is one of the most iconic and authentic names in music history, and Randy’s extraordinary film is a raucously entertaining celebration of the music and artists that have defined the culture for decades,” said Barry Gordon, XLrator Media CEO, in a statement Thursday. “CBGB is the rare film that will resonate with teens, millennials and legacy fans alike. The whole family can jump in the mosh pit together for this one!”
Earlier this month, The Exchange acquired the international rights to the film.