Rupert Grint Confirmed for West End Debut in “Mojo”!

OtherMovieNewsIcon2July 26th, 2013, 6:54pm– We have just received word from Rupert Grint‘s representatives that we have something very special to look forward to this coming autumn. Rupert is now confirmed (as of today – we like our news fresh!) to play Sweets in the play Mojo directed by Ian Rickson. The play is set to start its run on October 26 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London with rehearsals to begin in mid-September.

This article from The Daily Mail also features some lovely quotes from director, Ian Rickson, about Rupert:

Rickson explained how he met Grint and then placed him in the Mojo read-through.
‘I’d seen the Potter films with my daughter and always thought Rupert was truthful as Ron Weasley.
There’s something ordinary and centred about him, and in this world of Mojo you want that grittiness,’ Rickson told me.
He noted that he’d spoken to David Yates, director of the final four Potter pictures. Rickson recalled that Yates had told him Grint had ‘hidden depths’ as a thespian.

This will be a completely new role for Rupert and a huge step for him as an actor. We fully support him and have all the faith in the world that he will be absolutely brilliant on stage.
Rupert will have some amazing costars on stage, including Ben Whishaw, Brendan Coyle and Daniel Mays.
The above-mentioned article also describes Rupert‘s character Sweets:

Grint will play a minor hood called Sweets who pops amphetamines like Smarties and does a sort of double act, full of comic menace

Let us know in the comments if you’re planning to go see Rupert on stage in Mojo and how excited you are for him to be doing this play.

8 Comments to "Rupert Grint Confirmed for West End Debut in “Mojo”!"

Anonymous
July 25th, 2013 at 8:22 PM

yay!!!!!

Tao
July 25th, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Very excited. And I loved what Yates said about Rupert. :D

Marina
July 26th, 2013 at 1:38 AM

These are great news which made my morning! I’m so happy!!! :)

Dominis
July 26th, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Hm, I was asked to come to London to visit a friend in August. I think I’ll move that to November now, thank you very much. :) Around my b-day and if there’s a certain show playing… I can’t see why not. ;)
Seriously, this is great news! I’ll do my best not to miss out on this. This will so be priceless!

Yol
July 26th, 2013 at 10:09 AM

I am soooo excited and I’d really want to go to London in Oct !!!!!! But I live in the other side of the ocean haha, so I don’t think I could see him :( :(

BonnieRadcliffe
July 26th, 2013 at 2:11 PM

He’s going to work with Ben freaking Whishaw! :D I’m so excited for him!! ^^ Do we know how long is this play going to run? Oh, my! I have a London trip to plan! :P

Anonymous
July 26th, 2013 at 7:46 PM

This is wonderful news! I’m super happy for him! :) If I didn’t live a million miles away, I would definitely go see this play.

Anonymous
July 28th, 2013 at 1:21 PM

I’m sure he’ll be brilliant. This role is made for him.