The image features Rupert (in a dapper hat) alongside Iwan Rheon (who’s playing Adolf Hitler):
We also have a new and long synopsis to share. Although we don’t hear much about Rupert’s character (August (Gustl) Kubizek) we get a good impression of what to expect:
Adolf Hitler has been portrayed on screen many times – but never like this! Adolf the Artist is a satirical drama starring Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), telling the little-known tale of a young Adolf, before politics and before war, when all he could dream about was becoming a famous painter.
Historically accurate, this imagining of the young pre-tyrant is comedic in its approach and sees him ata crossroads in his life, when “his struggle” was purely about not being a good enough artist.
In 1907, an 18-year-old Hitler applied to the prestigious Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, certain that his genious would be recognized. It wasn’t. He resolved to re-apply the following year and moved to Vienna, hopeful that living amongst artists would rub off on him. Not one to let himself go, Hitler found the opium-taking, schnapps-swilling, sexual experimentation of his fellow artists somewhat irritating and as he’d not yet developed into a demagogic ranter, no-one listened. They didn’t have to. Yet.
This story follows Adolf in the run-up to retaking the entrance exam, burdened by temper tantrums and an oddball dress sense, and desperately trying to improve as an artist and gain recognition.
We do not yet know when this will air on Sky Arts but hopefully more news will emerge soon. In the meantime, enjoy the new picture (yay finally news).
UPDATE: Check out another new still (featuring a blurry Rupert) in our gallery here.