Rupert Grint: Site Updates, Rumors You May Have Heard and CBGB Filming Update!

Rupert Grint: Site Updates, Rumors You May Have Heard and CBGB Filming UPdate!June 26th, 2012, 3:25pm–Unfortunately Rupert Grint news has been a bit slow but that has given us time to work behind-the-scenes on the website. We’ve recently updated the filmography section to reflect the recent movies Rupert is involved in this year which you can view here. And we’ve also updated the biography site with the latest chapters in Rupert’s life that envolves his post-Potter career. You can view those here and here.

There is also a rumor going around on Tumblr and Twitter about Rupert being involved in a car accident. We have asked and have been told that it was nothing serious – just a little bump and everyone is fine!

Speaking of rumors, you may have heard the one about Enemy of Man. We’ve been told there is nothing to confirm at this time which basically means that Rupert hasn’t signed on to anything.

Lastly we’ve also asked about when Rupert will start filming CBGB. We know that he has yet to start filming but there are no official dates at this time. However, as soon as we are told when he starts filming we will let everyone know – especially for those who are going to go down there to see him filming!

Cheetah Chrome Is Looking Forward To Meeting Rupert Grint!

Cheetah Chrome Is Looking Forward To Meeting Rupert Grint!June 15th, 2012, 3:49pm–With 10 days left before filming starts on June 25th, the news came out today that Cheetah Chrome, who Rupert Grint will be portraying in the CBGB movie, will be making a cameo appearance in the film. Savannah Now has an article out with a quote from the movie’s director Randall Miller saying: “Cheetah is looking forward to meeting his seven-year-old son’s big screen idol.” Who could blame him for idolizing Rupert? I know none of us object! In the same article you can read about a few local college students in Savannah who will be in the movie which includes the drummer for The Dead Boys here.

In other casting news Donal Logue (possibly best known for his role on TV show Grounded For Life) will play Merv Ferguson, the right-hand man for Hilly Kristal. Also The Dead Boys front man Stiv Bators has been cast with actor Justin Bartha best known for his roles in The Hangover movies and the National Treasure movies.

UPDATE: A new interview with Randall Miller has popped up where it talks about the process of CBGB coming together and also just touches a bit on The Drummer. Since it doesn’t specifically mention to much of Rupert I am just updating this news post with it for those who are interested. There is a tid bit that suggest The Dead Boys will be a large part of this particular story of CBGB and Hilly’s legacy. You can read all about it here. The Drummer is currently looking for a fall shoot at the moment.

CBGB’s Writer Jody Savin Talks Casting Rupert Grint!

CBGB’s Writer Jody Savin Talks Casting Rupert Grint!June 8th, 2012, 2:00am–In a lovely article about bringing the iconic New York club to Savannah, GA for filming Jody Savin mentions the process of choosing Cheetah Chrome with interesting tidbits on Rupert Grint. She talks about how from the very beginning stages of the script they wanted Rupert to portray him. You can read the quote below:

and Rupert Grint, who Savin and director Randall Miller had in mind from the beginning.

“When we were writing the script, we wanted Rupert to play Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys,” Savin said. “He just looks so much like him. And we’re excited to see Rupert in a dog collar, with a scowl.”

You can read the entire article here. It’s a very interesting read for those who are into the production of a movie.

In casting news for the movie, another big name star has joined the cast: Ashely Greene, best known for her role as Alice Cullen in the Twilight franchise. If there is one bright spot to Twilight it’s Ashely Greene who is literally Alice Cullen from the moment she was on screen.

Rupert Grint: CBGB Creating Buzz in the Media!

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!

Rupert Grint: New Article about the Pre-Production of CBGB!

Rupert Grint: New Article about the Pre-Production of CBGB!May 30th, 2012, 10:06am– Savannah Morning News has published an interview today with Nadine Jolson – director of publicity for Unclaimed Freight Productions, (the production company behind CBGB), Randall Miller, the director and Jay Self, Savannah’s director of Film Services. The article offers a lot of new information about the upcoming filming of the rock movie about the famous venue CBGB as well as high praise for Rupert Grint! It is great to see that the Rupert love is spreading 😉

There is also news on the casting front, and it seems that Rupert has chosen an exciting project to be a part of:

Jolson said locations for the Savannah exteriors had been selected, but she
couldn’t reveal them — yet. The same goes for surprise cast members — “there will be a whole lot more, some fun ones” — and celebrity cameos with “famous musicians playing roles or (playing) other famous musicians,” she noted.

It seems as if the city of Savannah is just as excited as all of us Rupert fans! You can read the entire article here!

In other news, this Romanian article states that Rupert Grint will play the role of Shia Labeouf’s best friend in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. We do not know if this information is true or how reliable this source is, so we will keep this in the rumour category until more information becomes available.