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Alan Rickman to Play CBGB's Hilly Krystal in Upcoming Film
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April 08, 2014
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Hilly Krystal pioneered an effort to create a country, bluegrass and blues music venue in 1970s New York City. CBGB eventually welcomed and launched the careers of many acclaimed rock and punk bands, including The Ramones.
Miller and Savin wrote the script and Miller is set to direct, with filming to begin in June, 2012.
Rickman recently appeared in Seminar on Broadway and is known for playing the role of Snape in the Harry Potter films.
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