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Malin Akerman Has a Heart of Glass For 'CBGB'

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Malin Akerman is ready to go Atomic.

The "Watchmen" beauty is set to show off her singing voice once again as she signs on to play Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry in "CGBG," according to Variety.

Blondie was founded in 1974 by Harry and guitarist Chris Stein and is considered a pioneer in the American New Wave and punk scenes that started explode in the mid-'70s. However, Blondie went on to become Top 40 hitmakers after the release of their album "Parallel Lines" (1978), which featured such hit singles as "Heart of Glass," "Hanging on the Telephone," "Sunday Girl" and "One Way or Another."

Blondie were regulars at such New York venues as Max's Kansas City and, of course, CBGB. "CBGB" chronicles the rise of this now-defunct hotspot, which was founded by club owner Hilly Kristal (to be played by Alan Rickman in the film). Akerman joins a cast that includes Rupert Grint as Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome.

Before she starts learning all those Blondie songs, Malin Akerman will be giving us her rendition of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" in "Rock of Ages," opening June 15. She's also got "The Numbers Station," "Cottage Country" and "Stolen" all in post-production and is currently shooting the romantic fantasy, "Serpent Girl." She's also attached to play Linda Lovelace in "Inferno," which is the other Linda Lovelace movie currently in development (and the one that Akerman herself doesn't think will ever actually happen).

"CBGB" will commence with production in June under the direction of Jody Savin ("Bottle Shock"). Stay tuned for more fun rock star casting news!

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety | Tags: , Malin Akerman, CBGB

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