Taylor Hawkins has a lust for life.
The Foo Fighters drummer is preparing to get shirtless (a lot) as he signs on for the role of legendary punk rocker Iggy Pop in "CBGB," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Iggy Pop was the frontman of Iggy Pop and the Stooges, one of the most influential punk bands from the late '68s through the mid-'70s with hits such as "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and "Search and Destroy." Iggy was infamous for his antagonistic and outrageous stage antics (which were inspired by Doors lead singer Jim Morrison) and is considered the first performer to ever do a "stage dive."
Taylor Hawkins is just one of many new additions to the "CBGB" cast, with recent hit-makers including Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork, Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith, Steven Schub as Dee Dee Ramone, Evan Alex Cole as Richard Hell, Peter Vack as Legs McNeil and Kerry Bische as future "American Psycho" director Mary Harron.
"CGBG" chronicles the rise of the now-defunct New York City hotspot, which was founded by club owner Hilly Kristal (to be played by Alan Rickman in the film). The cast also includes Malin Akerman as Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry and Rupert Grint as Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome.
Production on "CBGB" will commence later this month under the direction of Randall Miller ("Bottle Shock") in Savannah before moving to NYC.