Blondie Ambition: Malin Akerman Drops ‘CBGB’ Details

'Rock of Ages' actress is set to play legendary Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry in upcoming film.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Malin Akerman
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UNIVERSAL CITY, California — Malin Akerman got the chance to flex her rock muscle in the soon-to-be-released "Rock of Ages," but she didn't leave those rocker roots on the set of the Adam Shankman-directed flick. She's getting ready to play legendary Blondie frontwoman and rock icon, Debbie Harry in the flick "CBGB."

"I actually don't know if we're going to sing or lip-sync yet," Akerman told MTV News during Movie Awards Sneak Peek Week on Friday night, where she was promoting "Rock of Ages." "It's a movie about [New York rock club] CBGBs, so it's all the artists that came through there, that were born there."

Describing the film as "phenomenal," she added that she is truly looking forward to bringing Harry to life in the Randall Miller-directed flick, which will also feature "Harry Potter" stars Rupert Grint and Alan Rickman. "I love Debbie Harry," she gushed.

Speaking of Grint, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" is up for a number of awards at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards this Sunday. Want to know if "Potter" will finally take home the Golden Popcorn for Movie of the Year? You'll have to tune in to the big show, hosted by Russell Brand and featuring performances from Fun., the Black Keys, Martin Solveig and Wiz Khalifa. It all goes down at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, June 3.

Head over to to vote for your favorite flicks now! The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards air live this Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET.

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