June 15th, 2012, 3:49pm–With 10 days left before filming starts on June 25th, the news came out today that Cheetah Chrome, who Rupert Grint will be portraying in the CBGB movie, will be making a cameo appearance in the film. Savannah Now has an article out with a quote from the movie’s director Randall Miller saying: “Cheetah is looking forward to meeting his seven-year-old son’s big screen idol.” Who could blame him for idolizing Rupert? I know none of us object! In the same article you can read about a few local college students in Savannah who will be in the movie which includes the drummer for The Dead Boys here.
In other casting news Donal Logue (possibly best known for his role on TV show Grounded For Life) will play Merv Ferguson, the right-hand man for Hilly Kristal. Also The Dead Boys front man Stiv Bators has been cast with actor Justin Bartha best known for his roles in The Hangover movies and the National Treasure movies.
UPDATE: A new interview with Randall Miller has popped up where it talks about the process of CBGB coming together and also just touches a bit on The Drummer. Since it doesn’t specifically mention to much of Rupert I am just updating this news post with it for those who are interested. There is a tid bit that suggest The Dead Boys will be a large part of this particular story of CBGB and Hilly’s legacy. You can read all about it here. The Drummer is currently looking for a fall shoot at the moment.