Two more casting notices to close out the night:
- Freddy Rodriguez and Ryan Hurst signed on to CBGB, a story about the quest of Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) to turn a small club into the legendary punk venue CBGB
- Jemima West joined the adaptation of The Mortal Instruments led by Lily Collins and Jaime Campbell Bower
Hit the jump for details on each project.
The setting of CBGB allows for a revolving door of famous musicians: Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry, Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, Rupert Grint as Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome. Joel David Moore, Stana Katic, and Donald Logue also star in less famous supporting roles. Deadline says the perpetually youthful Rodriguez will take on a leading role, Idaho, an addict who loitered around CBGB. Hurst will play the biker, Mad Mountain, another regular at the club who “provides Hilly Kristal with some much need help when the CBGB owner gets leaned on by local crooks.” Randall Miller (Bottle Shock) will begin shooting CBGB later this month in Georgia before moving to New York.
The Mortal Instruments is based on Cassandra Clare’s young adult book series about Clary Fray, “a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers she is the descendent of a demon-hunting clan.” Variety offers no details about who West might play. Any fans of the book care to guess? Here’s the official synopsis:
CLARY FRAY (Lily Collins) is an ordinary Brooklyn teenager until the night she meets the mysteriously tattooed JACE, who turns out to be a half-angel warrior known as a Shadowhunter. When Clary finds out her mother JOCELYN has been abducted, she desperately hopes Jace will be able to help. After a whirling golden portal transports her across time and space in a heartbeat, Clary realizes she too has the powers of the Shadowhunters. But can she harness them in time to save her mother?
Clary, Jace and their fellow Shadowhunters endure one breathtaking battle after another against vampire, warlocks and demons—only to discover Jocelyn hid a terrible secret from the fiercest warrior of all: VALENTINE. Cast out from the world of Shadowhunters, Valentine abducted Jocelyn believing she had a powerful tool known as the Mortal Cup. Using her newfound gifts, Clary finds the Cup, only to be brutally betrayed and forced to relinquish it.
Still reeling from this setback and racing to save Jocelyn before it’s too late, Clary finds herself caught in a battle between forces she barely understands. Based on the best-selling series by Cassandra Clare, MORTAL INSTRUMENTS is a magnificent urban fantasy rich in detail and suspense, about a girl’s journey to the darkest corners of the underworld to save those she loves.