With Foo Fighters recently on hiatus, drummer Taylor Hawkins has had time on his hands. He used the break in FF’s schedule to shoot a film role as Iggy Pop for an upcoming movie about the historic New York punk club CBGB.
The film will take a look at many key figures in the club’s history, from the musicians who played there like the Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith and others, to the club’s owner, Hilly Kristal, who is portrayed by actor Alan Rickman in the movie.
The first look of Hawkins as Pop, which was released by Rolling Stone, can be seen here. Hawkins poses with Malin Åkerman, who will portray Blondie’s Debbie Harry in the movie. No release date has been set for the movie as of yet, but the CBGB film is expected to arrive sometime in 2013.
Hawkins’ respite from Foo Fighters was a short: he’s recently played with Dave Grohl‘s Sound City band, and Foo Fighters are already writing the band’s next album.