Magazine article Screen International

Exchange Takes CBGB to Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Exchange Takes CBGB to Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE: Brian O'Shea has acquired international sales rights to Randall Miller's upcoming punk rock saga starring Alan Rickman and Malin Akerman. Paradigm represents US rights and will announce a domestic deal shortly.

CBGB charts the history of the iconic New York club of the same name that started the careers of Blondie, The Talking Heads, The Ramones, Television and The Police.

Rickman will star as club owner Hilly Kristal and Akerman plays Debbie Harry.

The cast includes Rupert Grint, Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Stana Katic, Justin Bartha, Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop and Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone.

Miller and his Bottle Shock collaborator Jody Savin of Unclaimed Freight Productions produce alongside Brad Rosenberger, former svp of Warner Chappell Music Group.

"Reteaming with Randall Miller is a great opportunity," said O'Shea. …

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