Rupert Grint: CBGB Creating Buzz in the Media!

June 5th, 2012, 4:10am– Rupert Grint‘s next big project, CBGB, is already creating a lot of buzz in the media before filming is set to begin later this month.

Firstly, chud.com has a lengthy article about the history of CBGB, Hilly Kristal and the town of Savannah playing a prominent role in the production of the movie. It features a lot of interesting pictures from the rock club during its most popular time, so it is definitely worth a look. The article mentions the impressive cast that the people behind the movie has started to gather, and of course our very own Rupert Grint gets an honorable mention:

Obviously some musicians with big personalities will figure into Kristal’s story, and it’s here that the film will be a playground of cameos. Word is that actors and rockstars alike are tripping over themselves to nab roles as famous rock pioneers, and I can say with certainty that some big names are right on the edge of being announced. Already we know Rupert Grint (another Harry Potter alumni, along with Rickman) will play Cheetah Chrome, who served as a guitarist for The Dead Boys at the beginning of his own long career in punk and rock music.

This coincides with a new article from The Hollywood Reporter that can reveal many more impressive names to the cast list, including Johnny Galecki, best known as Leonard Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory, and Taylor Hawkins, the drummer from Foo Fighters. You can read about these two and the many other actors that have secured a role in CBGB here.

Malin Akerman, who is playing Blondie singer Debbie Harry in CBGB, did an interview with MTV where she reveales some tidbits about the film and even mentions Rupert! Check it out here.

Lastly, if any fans would like to be in a movie with Rupert Grint and the legendary Alan Rickman, you can read this article about the open casting call in Savannah where you can become an extra in CBGB. Exciting!

5 Comments to "Rupert Grint: CBGB Creating Buzz in the Media!"

galadriel12
June 5th, 2012 at 9:43 AM

But Rupert’s role is more than a cameo, right? I mean, it’s a full-fledged role, right?

Anonymous
June 5th, 2012 at 11:02 AM

From video interviews I’ve seen, If he wasn’t playing gigs or sleeping, he was hanging out at CBGB’s. So who knows how big a role it is.

Mabelle
June 5th, 2012 at 11:28 AM

They wouldn’t have announced his involvement second (after Alan) if it was just a cameo.

Maria
June 5th, 2012 at 2:32 PM

@galadriel12 Cheetah was a very important and prominent Person and Role during the Time the Movie will play and if this would be just a Cameo, they would say it’s a Cameo like they did with Emma in the End of the World

Tania
June 5th, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I’m a huge fan of the Big Bang Theory and love Johnny Galecki! So Rupert and Johnny in the same movie is a dream.

The movie is already getting so much buzz and anticipation and shooting hasn’t even started yet. There seems to be genuine interest from musos. So I can see that this will be a highly anticipated film.

I agree, from everything I have read about Cheetah Chrome, he was very instrutmental in the rise of CBGB. So he is a very important character and Rupert is always mentioned second after Alan.