The two-minute clip gives viewers a look at all the film’s major players, starting with Alan Rickman as the club’s owner Hilly Kristal, who ran CBGB from 1973 to 2006, when the space closed over a rent dispute. “Why would you save for your dreams?” asks Rickman’s Kristal. “Why not live your dreams?”
Stalwarts from the legendary venue pop up in the trailer, too, like Talking Heads, the Dead Boys, the Ramones, Blondie, the Police, Iggy Pop, the Patti Smith Group and others – who are portrayed by Rupert Grint, Malin Akerman, Ryan Hurst, Justin Bartha, Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene and the Foo Fighters‘ Taylor Hawkins.
“These kids have something to say,” says Rickman as Kristal. “We really should listen.”