Patti Smith has long been a cinema fixation, especially since her novel Just Kids
was optioned to become a feature film. But before production happens on that movie, another
rock biopic featuring Ms. Smith hits the screen. This one is CBGB
, a movie that chronicles the rise of Country Blue Grass and Blues from a tiny music club to a punk rock mothership in the '70s and '80s.
See our picks to play Patti Smith in the Just Kids movie.
Playing Ms. Smith - a regular at CBGB's who played the venue's last-ever concert in 2006 - is Mickey Sumner, a rising actress from a very famous family. (Her dad is Sting, her sister is NYLON It Girl and musician Coco Sumner of the band I Blame Coco.)
Plus: Shailene Woodley wants to play Patti. Should she?
Sumner isn't the only one with legendary Chuck Taylors to fill. CBGB
also stars Rupert Grint as punk rager Cheetah Chrome, teen horror movie vet Kyle Gallner as Lou Reed, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, and Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry.
If you're as mystified as we are, click through to see pictures of the cast and their famous characters side-by-side. Then let us know - who would you cast as your favorite punk icons?