Malin Akerman to Star as Blondie’s Debbie Harry in CBGB, Emily Browning Cast in Catherine Hardwicke’s PLUSH and Ahna O’Reilly Joins JOBS

     May 25, 2012


Some easy on the eyes casting additions today.  Here they are at a glance:

  • Malin Akerman (Watchmen) will star as “Blondie” front-woman, Debbie Harry in director Randall Miller’s indie, CBGB.
  • Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) is in talks to join Plush, a psychic story from director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight).
  • Ahna O’Reilly (The Help) will star opposite Ashton Kutcher in the Steve Jobs indie picture, Jobs, from director Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote).

Hit the jump for more on each film.

Variety reportsstana-katic that Rock of Ages star Akerman will join Harry Potter alumni Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint in the indie picture, CBGB. Telling the story of the iconic New York music venue, CBGB features Rickman as club-owner, Hilly Kristal and Grint as Cheetah Chrome, guitarist for the “Dead Boys,” a punk band who played a crucial role in CBGB’s success.  Also starring in the picture are recent additions Stana Katic (Castle) as Genya Ravan, lead singer of “Goldie & the Gingerbreads,” and Joel David Moore (Avatar) as Joey Ramone, as THR reports.  Other casting per THR is as follows:

  • Julian Acosta (Thin Red Line) as Johnny Ramone
  • Richard De Klerk (Repeaters) is CBGB soundman Taxi
  • Josh Zuckerman (Sex Drive) is Punk magazine creator John Holmstrom
  • Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy) is Mad Mountain
  • Estelle Harris (Seinfeld) is Hilly’s mother, Bertha Kristal

Miller, who co-wrote CBGB with Jody Savin (Bottle Shock), is looking to film at Meddin Studios in Savannah, GA on June 25th, before moving to New York City.

Variety also reports that Browning is in negotiations to star as a teenage patient of a psychic psychologist.  The doctor uses his gift to peer into the minds of his patients and view their memories in order to help them deal with their issues.  However, he finds a challenge in Browning’s character, who shares the same ability.  Plush, co-written by Hardwicke with Artie Nelson, is currently searching for a male lead.

Finally, per Variety, O’Reilly is set to star as Jobs’ love interest, Chris-Ann Brennan, a Bay Area painter who is the mother of Jobs’ daughter, Lisa.  One of two Steve Jobs-related pictures at the moment, Jobs was written by Matt Whiteley and stars Kutcher in the title role with Josh Gad (Love and Other Drugs) playing the Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak.

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