Rupert Grint in new “Into the White” clip!

January 26th, 2011, 3:12 PM– VG.no have just published an article and a brand new clip from the soon-to-be-released film Into the White.

This clip features Rupert Grint as Robert Smith and Stig Henrik Hoff as Wolfgang Strunk in a “bromancy” moment while skiing! Not only do we get to see Rupert on skis and showing his competetive side, but we also hear him speak in his accent – truly a far cry from his “normal” one! :)

You can view the great clip and read the original article here.

We hope to have the translation up in a short while! Until then, enjoy the clip!

UPDATE: Thanks to Malene‘s quick work, we now have the translation of the article!

“Well, he claimed he had an uncle who had seen a pair of skis once. And he tried out on modern equipment the day before. But then we just had to move on to filming; he didn’t have a clue! He fell and rolled over and stood like a chicken; we laughed until we cried. But Rupert gave everything he had and kept, quite impressively, his good mood. Even though he was ice cold by the end of it.”

Click here to read!

Rupert Grint: Into the White WORLD PREMIERE!

January 24th, 2011, 8:48AM– Filmfest Oslo has just issued a press release where it is confirmed that the new film with Rupert Grint, Into the White, will have its WORLD PREMIERE in Oslo, Norway on March 4 during the Filmfest Oslo. This date is finally set in stone – so it will just be a matter of time before the film will reach the other countries that have gotten distribution so far.

In the press release, director Petter Næss comments on the world premiere by saying:

“It’s a big thing to be able to close Oslo’s new film festival, and I am looking forward to showing it to the audience at the esteemed Folketeatret. It’s extra special when thinking about the fact that my parents met each other at that spot at the end of the 50s, My dad worked as a set designer, my mother as an actress, and I was probably conceived in the string attic or in the painting hall. It’ll be like coming home.”

Morten Steingrimsen, the program director from Filmfest Oslo, is very excited about the chance to have the world premiere at this particular film festival: “Petter Næss is one of of the most recognised film makers in Norwegian film, and it is with great pleasure that his ‘Into the White’ will close the festival. It is a powerful and grand drama with an impressive cast.”

Previously it became known that another Norwegian film will premiere during the film festival, Kompani Orheim. “As a new festival, we’re proud to be able to offer the audience two of the winter’s great Norwegian films.”, Steingrimsen concludes.

We don’t know whether or not Rupert will be attending the world premiere, but we are currently awaiting reply from his reps. Crossed fingers worldwide. :-) Simply because it’s difficult to get enough of Into the White – let’s take another look at the first trailer from the film:

UPDATE: According to his reps, Rupert will hopefully be able to attend the event in Oslo. :-)

Rupert Grint: ICM Exclusive! Into the White with Mr. Hoff!

January 17th, 2011, 9:10AM– We have another ICM Exclusive coming your way – and this time it is an interview with Stig Henrik Hoff who plays Wolfgang Strunk opposite Rupert Grint in the new film Into the White by Petter Næss!

The Norwegian actor Stig Henrik Hoff was gracious enough to sit down and answer some questions from the ICM staff. He is known to be a man with a playful and light-hearted personality, and this is definitely the Stig who we heard from last night. You can read all about his experience filming Into the White in Norway’s extreme weather conditions, what he thought of Rupert Grint‘s skiing abilities and how he felt about the character Strunk. Here’s a sneak peek of what mr. Hoff had to say about Rupert:

We had a great time shooting, a lot of fun and laughs, and Rupert impressed me! Young guy, dead on, always dead on, well prepared and funny, generous, without any moviestar-shit, such a likeable person.

You can read the entire interview with Mr. Hoff here!

Zentropa Norway has released a brand new poster for the film, and we’re happy to show you guys a HQ version of the brilliant poster showing the five main characters with the dramatic background of a Norwegian landscape. The new poster is made by Alen Grujic, Madebyhandverk & Scanbox. Great work! :-)

David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff, Florian Lukas, Rupert Grint and Lachlan Nieboer

You can see the poster in its entirety here!

Also, Zentropa Norway has been awesome to share the latest stills from Into the White with us – in HQ, of course! You can head over to our gallery to see them – here!

Remember to sign up and join the fun at our New Ice Cream Man Forum – check it out here!

Rupert Grint: Into the White goes GLOBAL – 21 countries and counting!

January 13th, 2011, 9:28PM– Big news keep on coming from the team behind the new film with Rupert Grint, Into the White. We just received a press release from the film’s distributor Scanbox Entertainment – and the film now has distribution in no less than 21 countries. There is no doubt that many more countries will come after the film festivals of early 2012, and some more PR by the actors, producers, distributors and director, Petter Næss. One thing is for certain – we can’t wait!

The 21 countries listed in the press release are the following: Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Thailand, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Macedonia.

An impressive piece of news, isn’t it? :-) You can read the press release in its entirety here!

Also, this press release has generated some articles in the Norwegian press today, and we have the translations for you! They are great – and you can see a sneak peak from an article from tv2.no here, where Stig Henrik Hoff talks about working with Rupert:

It’s not every day that 300 screaming fans are standing everywhere outside of my hotel. Now I know they’re not there for me but for Rupert, but that doesn’t matter!

You can read the articles in our Press Archive, you can find “Stig Henrik Hoff: This is absolutely magical!” here where you can read about Hoff’s experience teaching Rupert how to ski, which sounds very entertaining.

“21 countries have secured Into the White” can be found here!

Thanks to Malene for translating!

Enjoy! :-)

Rupert Grint: ICM Exclusive! Interviews with Petter Næss Part 2!

December 27th, 2011, 10:10AM– As promised, the second and last part of our ICM Exclusive from Stockholm International Film Festival is now ready to be published :-) Hopefully, you all enjoyed your Christmas Holiday and consider this another special gift from us to you.

First, we sat down with the director of Into the White, Petter Næss, after the presentation at Bio Mauritz during the Stockholm International Film Festival. He was gracious enough to spend 15 minutes with us, which wasn’t planned ahead. We talked about the weather conditions, what Næss really thinks about this film, what he promised Rupert Grint when meeting him and the magical place of Grotli.

You can read the entire chat with Petter Næss here.

On the following day, we had arranged to meet up with Petter Næss at Berns Hotel where he was staying during the film festival. He was kind enough to spend an entire hour with us and answered all our questions. He also answered two chosen fan questions – so if you submitted one – check out if you’re the lucky one! :-) A sneak peak of what Petter Næss revealed to us during the interview on his view of the film:

I think it’s quite unexpected and very human actually. A chamber drama I think you call it… but it’s constantly affected by the surroundings, by the nature and the fact that they don’t know where they are. They don’t know if they’ll ever get out of there alive or who’ll get out of there and they’re in no-man’s land.

It’s a long interview, but it is definitely worth a read! A lot of interesting information about the film and of course Rupert Grint. You can read the interview by clicking… here.

You can see the pictures from both the chat and the interview in our gallery here.

If you haven’t read Part 1 of our report – make sure you do. You can find it here

UPDATE: ICM has just been given permission to show another news clip from the set of Into the White. This time, the clip is from the Norwegian channel, TV2. The entire news clip is in Norwegian, but the translation can be found underneath the video:



Stig Henrik Hoff: Nothing in the front, nothing in the back? No?
Voice over: The hair style is all set and the German crew is getting ready. Stig Henrik Hoff plays a German soldier in Petter Næss’ new film, Comrade.
Stig Henrik Hoff: Snow storm, snow storm [distorted voice]
Voice over: These days, they are recreating a 70 year old history on Grotli.
Petter Næss: Comrade is a film about a meeting between two enemies, a British plane and a German plane, three German pilots and two British who physically shoot each other down onto this mountain, here in Grotli, and they land and by chance seek shelter in the same cabin for hunters.
Voice over: With him on his crew, he has international stars such as Rupert Grint, known from Harry Potter, and Florian Lukas. But just as important is the effort from the local people. On record time, they’ve build and freighted scenery onto the mountain.
Man 1: There is such a ‘drive’ in the local community, that goes without saying when there’s a film being made here, then it’s a big thing for everyone who lives here and they think it’s exciting.
Man 2 [carpenter, talks about having made the plane and seeing it on set]
Voice over: Even though the story is from the Second World War, Næss didn’t want to make a typical war film with typical heroes. Comrade is a story about friendship that occurs in order for them to survive and go back to fighting.
Petter Næss: It really is a story about five men on a cabin vacation who tries to remain unfriendly, but gradually is unable to maintain the animosity.
Voice over: And Hoff has no problem setting into the role…
Stig Henrik Hoff: Once when I was driving a car, I met some idiot who drove into my car [he talks about him giving some attitude towards the other driver, and the driver doing the same thing towards him – not clear on the exact words] – and suddenly, when we leave the cars, we’re on the same level.
Voice over: The film will be released in cinemas in February next year.

Thanks to TV2 Norway for lending us the news clip!