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Germs biopic hitting U.S. theaters in August

NEW YORK (Billboard) – A biopic about Los Angeles punk rock band the Germs will hit U.S. theaters in August.

“What We Do Is Secret” will screen in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles via indie distributor Peace Arch Entertainment.

Co-writer/director Rodger Grossman spent 10 years trying to get the movie made, ultimately convincing the mother of late Germs frontman Darby Crash to give her approval.

Actor Shane West portrays Crash, who died of a heroin overdose at age 22 in 1980. The other actors who play the Germs’ members were taught to play instruments by Pat Smear, the band’s original guitarist and music producer on the film, and their recordings were used in the movie.

The surviving members of the band actually toured with West as lead singer in recent years.

Reuters/Billboard