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I Wanna Hold You, Wanna Hold You Tight: Hot Punk Dudes Give Me Good Vibrations

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | May 13, 2011 | Comments ()


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This Irish actor is too old:

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This Irish actor is too young:

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This English actor is too clean (and a little goofy):

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But, this German/Irish actor is just right:

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All you young whippersnappers out there, you rebels and lovers of anarchy, join me in taking a moment to acknowledge our forefathers: Punk bands. And hey, didja know that while The Ramones and The Clash and Sex Pistols were kicking it in New York and London, Belfast had its own music revolution breaking out via a record company called Good Vibrations? Founder and promoter Terry Hooley did his best to get new bands noticed outside of Northern Ireland; his greatest success was with The Undertones. Legendary radio personality John Peel loved their hit Teenage Kicks, giving it 28 stars (out of 5 and no, that's not a typo) and declaring it his favorite song.

So somewhat akin to 24 Hour Party People, Good Vibrations will tell the story of Belfast's music scene, focusing on Hooley's struggle and success. The film has assembled a great cast, with Richard Dormer Five Minutes of Heaven, The Escapist set to play Hooley. Also joining the film are Robert Sheehan (Killing Bono, "Red Riding"), Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder, 24 Hour Party People), Bronagh Gallagher (Pulp Fiction, Sherlock Holmes) and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Jane Eyre, 300).

Good Vibrations will film in Belfast this summer and is set for a 2012 release.



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