January 26th, 2013, 2:10am–On the heels of the very first image released of Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome in CBGB, another one has been released via their website. It shows Rupert as Cheetah playing the guitar along with his bandmate, Stiv Bators (Justin Bartha), from The Dead Boys singing. The names of the rest of the band are including along with Cheetah and Stiv. You can view the image here in our gallery. If you missed it with all the wonderful news coming out you can view it here. The film is still currently in post-production and hopefully we’ll have more with the film as the days go on.
January 21st, 7:37, 2013–While Rupert Grint‘s movie The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is preparing for it’s North America premiere at Sundance this evening his other film, CBGB, finally has a look at him as Cheetah Chrome courtesy of the CBGB movie facebook! The image also features Justin Bartha and Bronson Adams. You can view that image via our photo gallery here. You can see a few more shots of the film that include Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal here.
Stay tuned later as reviews of NDCC should start pouring in and hopefully will talk about Rupert’s role. And if any of you are going to see the film, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line and tell us how it was! We’ll feature your review on the site!
December 31st, 2012, 4:22pm—In a few short hours, many of us will finally be celebrating 2013. However, the year 2012 for Rupert Grint and his fans has been a fantastic one. First came the premiere of Into The White in which Rupert played Gunner Robert Smith to much praise in the Norwegian press. The film is currently out on DVD in many countries. In the UK it is known as Cross of Honour, and for those with a blu-ray player you’ll be able to see the film without any region restrictions on it. He also took on the role of Carl in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman opposite Shia LaBeouf which will premiere in January at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. He also signed on to play in the Beach Boys drummer Brian Wilson biopic The Dummer as Stan Shapiro opposite Aaron Eckhart and Chloe Grace Moretz. He also recently completed the film CBGB – the famous punk nigh club in New York City – as The Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome. He plays opposite his former Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman. Rupert also voiced a documentary called We Are Aliens as well as voicing his first cartoon character in American on American Dad as Liam. And one of the most exciting things for Rupert was carrying the Olympic torch for the 2012 summer games.
Rupert’s 2013 should be just as exciting. As stated above, TNDCC will premiere in 2013, but CBGB is also slated to open in the US this coming year. He should start filming The Drummer in the coming year as well. Rupert may also play Rosse in a film adaption of Macbeth which will be called Enemy of Man. Rupert’s long awaited movie animation debut, Postman Pat: You Know You’re The One will be out by the end of the coming year. And I’m sure there will be many other projects to look forward to!
Ice Cream Man had a stellar 2012 as well. We were able to get many exclusives when Into The White premiered in Norway this year. We also were lucky enough to have an exclusive phone interview with Rupert. We also were the only fansite lucky enough to have an interview with Rupert when he carried the Olympic touch. And a few days ago we launched our exclusives site thanks to the hard work of dedicated staffers Karo and Kathy. And we continue to work to bring you the best possible website.
We are sure that 2013 will be just as exciting when TNDCC and CBGB are premiered this year. As always, we plan to bring you the best exclusives possible. Our website will always feature the latest and most up-to-date gallery and we hope to have a relaunch of the media site as well as a new forum.
But most of all, we hope that you guys had an awesome 2012 and an even better 2013. We also would like to wish Rupert and his family a Happy New Year!
September 25, 2012, 11:29am– Although news have been a bit slow, we have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you exciting new Rupert Grint goodies. Yesterday, we had the amazing opportunity to talk with Rupert on the phone, and we are now ready to share our interview with everybody.
We asked him several questions about his upcoming projects: The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, CBGB and Postman Pat – as well as a few clarifying questions about The Drummer and Enemy of Man.
We even asked what he was wearing to get all you listeners a visual image of Rupert on the other end of the line, and we asked him to tell us something that no one would expect about him. The answer was… unexpected but this picture might give you a clue.
You can listen to the interview below and read the transcript here.
Thank you so much Rupert for taking the time to talk with us
September 18, 2012, 12:53pm– Rolling Stone has published a new article about Rupert Grint‘s upcoming film CBGB where he is co-starring once again with Alan Rickman. The article is full of new information about the film’s shoot and the ongoing editing process that is happening right now.
Director Randall Miller and writer Jody Savin also talk about the dificult casting decisions when the actors have to portray well-known people:
“That’s always a tough creative decision,” Savin said of recruiting actors who embody the spirit of the musicians over relying on straight impersonations. “It was tricky,” Miller added, explaining the filmmakers’ year-long search for actors who not only looked the part, but also played the instruments that corresponded to their characters. “It’s all about just finding the authentic people.”
The article also mentions Rupert specifically and Cheetah Chrome has a nice quote about Rupert‘s portrayal of the Dead Boys guitarist:
Things immediately clicked between actor Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame and guitarist Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys, whom the young actor portrays. Though Grint’s English accent initially worried him, Chrome, who has a seven-year-old son and has seen every Harry Potter movie, says his only advice to Grint was to mumble a lot.
“The first day I saw him on-set, he hit it dead-on,” Chrome told Rolling Stone. “He had me down. I’m really glad he’s doing me.” Chrome himself wasn’t left out of the film: he has a cameo as a cranky cab driver who hates punk music.
The film is expected to be released in 2013 – we will keep you updated on any and all news about CBGB. You can read the entire article here which also includes a new still from the film.