CBGB may be about a crazy, punk rock NYC club, but it will also have a small Harry Potter reunion for us fans. According to Hitflix, Alan Rickman, who is best known for his role as Potions master Severus Snape, is being joined by Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, in the film about the venue that helped launched the careers of The Ramones, Blondie, The Misfits, Patti Smith, and others.
Rickman is playing Hilly Kristal, who was the founder of the club, and Grint is playing Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Crome, who is the exact opposite of Ron Weasley.
CBGB is being written by Randall Miller and Jody Savin (Bottle Shock) and being produced by Kristal’s daughter, Lisa Kristal Burgmann. Shooting is scheduled to being sometime this week in New York.
Update: We have also had confirmation via RupertGrint.net that Rupert shall be starring alongside Shia LaBeouf in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. More news on that soon.