Freddy Rodriguez is celebrating a piece of music history on film…
The 38-year-old Puerto Rican actor stars as Idaho in the historical drama CBGB, the true story of the New York City rock club that spawned such acts as the Ramones, the Talking Heads and Blondie.
Starring Alan Rickman as the club’s colorful founder Hilly Kristal, the film – which saw the release of it’s full trailer this week – features a large ensemble that includes Donal Logue, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki and Bradley Whitford.
The film crams in more than 60 songs and a dozen on-camera performances including Malin Ackerman as Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, Rupert Grint and Justin Bartha as the Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome and Stiv Bators and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop.
“These kids have something to say,” Kristal tells a TV news crew. “We really should listen.”
Directed by Randall Miller, CBGB opens this fall.