Rupert Grint: Into the White at Blått Lerret and Behind the Scenes goodies!

Rupert Grint: Into the White at Blått Lerret and Behind the Scenes goodies!January 9th, 2011, 3:36PM– The year 2012 is sure to bring a lot of exciting news about the new film with Rupert Grint, Into the White – and here is the first one. Into the White will play a part at the film event, Blått Lerret (Blue Screen) at Parkteatret in Oslo, Norway – the event will include a clip from the film as well as a visit from the film’s director, Petter Næss, the co-owner of Zentropa, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, and the Norwegian actor Stig Henrik Hoff.

Blått Lerret is a monthly film event where you get the chance to see clips from upcoming Norwegian films and hear what directors, actors and other contributors can tell viewers about the films in question. Blått Lerret is also a great opportunity for a nice get-together with people from the industry and others simply interested in films.

We have gained access to four older, but very brilliant, articles from the set of Into the White – a great look behind the scenes of what looks like the film of the year 🙂 You can find the links for all four articles below – but first, take a look at what Rupert reveals:

It’s fun, but it’s been physical challenging. I wasn’t prepared for it to be this extreme.

“Filming an anti-war film” – read the article here!
“Film stars in action at Hjelle” – here!
“Blew up warplane during film shoot on Strynefjellet” – here!
“Filming a war drama on Strynefjellet” – here!

Thanks to Malene for translating the articles!

You can also look at some “behind the scenes” pictures in our gallery – which are all taken by various Norwegian media such as NRK.no, fjordingen.no, bt.no and smp.no. Among other things, the pictures show how the plane was exploded as well as some extreme weather conditions.

Take a look here!

Picture from fjordingen.no

Happy New Year, Rupert Grint Fans!

Happy New Year, Rupert Grint Fans!December 31st, 2011, 4:06pm–Every year, we at ICM do a news post to ring in the new year talking about Rupert Grint‘s and ICM’s accomplishments for the year and what we have to look forward to next year.

The year 2011 has to be characterized as an emotional year and yet also a year of change. This year brought the end of an era to a close: The Harry Potter saga ended. And while this was an emotional time for everyone involved, especially for Rupert and the Harry Potter cast and crew, it’s also a transitional year. This is the year that Rupert is moving beyond Harry Potter into other roles. With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 coming out in July, Rupert started filming his first non-Potter role after wrapping Harry Potter for the final time. Into The White marked a journey into new territory and a really different character as Rupert will be playing the rebel. He also got to do something very different and is lending his voice to a part in the Postman Pat movie. A character he revealed to have grown up with and was excited to be apart of. The filming is still going on.

In 2011 Rupert also did a lot for charity auctioning off different pieces of his one-of-a-kind art and raising tons of money for several charities. Including a very amazing and hilarious skit for Red Nose Day which fellow Potter co-star Tom Felton participated in. Rupert also decided to be the face of a drink milk ad campaign in the UK appearing on buses and such to promote the health benefits of drinking milk. Rupert also did a lot of photoshoots this year including a great spread in Attitude Magazine and again appeared with Tom in a photoshoot for Band of Outsiders.

In late 2010 Rupert filmed a skit for BBC sketch show “Come Fly With Me” which aired in early 2011. He also appeared in a very popular video for Ed Sheeran‘s single “Lego House” where he plays Ed’s obsessed stalker.

And while 2011 did seem quiet in some aspects, it was still a great year professionally and personally for our Rupert and 2012 will no doubt bring on more of the same. Into The White is due out in the early part of the year in Norway and Postman Pat is due out in late 2012. So incidentally we’ll be starting the new year with Rupert and ending it with Rupert. I’m sure he’ll have plenty of other projects during this time and we at ICM can’t wait until this happens.

Speaking of ICM, we had a glorious year as well. While the year may have started out slow, we had exclusives for the DH part 1 Launch party and slid right into the red carpet premieres of DH 2 in London and NYC along with Amsterdam. We also had a chance to get tons of photos of Rupert in Las Vegas as he celebrated his birthday. And of course we’ve had so tons of exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of Into The White including director Petter Naess and co-star Florian Lukas.

Of course 2012 we will definitely bring you even more Into The White exclusives which we believe you all will love. And as Rupert ventures out to new and exciting projects, we know we’ll be there to bring you the very latest. We believe 2012 will be on heck of a year for everyone in the Rupert fandom and we can’t wait for it!

So Happy New Year! We hope 2011 was a grand year for you and that 2012 is even better. And a Happy New Year to Rupert and his family!

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

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!

Rupert Grint: ICM Exclusive! Into the White at Stockholm Film Festival Part 1!

Rupert Grint: ICM Exclusive! Into the White at Stockholm Film Festival Part 1!December 23rd, 2011, 5:15 AM– ICM is finally ready to share parts of the ICM Exclusive from Stockholm International Film Festival with you, and today we have a special treat for you all. As you all know, the new film with Rupert Grint, Into the White, was shown at the film festival as a part of their Work in Progress section – and ICM staffers Majbritt, Anna and Karo were present along with pseudo-staffer, Malene.

During the presentation the director Petter Næss and the producer/co-owner of Zentropa, Peter Aalbæk Jensen shared a lot of great insight on the production, the cast and the expectations for the film. Among other things, you can read a rather unexpected description of Into the White, given by Petter Næss:

That’s the kind of set up for the conflict and it’s actually a story where the antagonist is the growing friendship – it’s all about trying to maintain the enmity, trying not to become friends. So it’s actually like a love story, a romantic comedy.

You can read the full transcript of the presentation here – and get the full scoop on the blossoming bromance that took place between Rupert Grint and a fellow comrade!

Take a look at all our pictures taken at the presentation in our gallery by clicking here!

Part 2 of the Stockholm report will be here after Christmas – stay tuned for a lot more goodies from Mr. Næss! 🙂

In other Into the White-related news: Back in April, the Norwegian TV channel, NRK, visited the set of Into the White – and ICM has just been given permission to show the video to give fans a glimpse behind the scenes of Into the White. You can see the news clip here:

You can find a translation of the Norwegian parts on YouTube underneath the video in the description 🙂

Exclusive Interview with Rupert Grint’s Into the White co-star Florian Lukas!

Exclusive Interview with Rupert Grint’s Into the White co-star Florian Lukas!December 17th, 2011, 5:54 AM–

A while ago ICM-staffer Karo and Kathy attend the worldpremiere of the movie “IPhone You” in Berlin, starring Florian Lukas, Rupert Grint’s co-star in his upcoming movie “Into The White”.
Florian Lukas was nice enough to give us an exclusive interview and took his time to speak about his role as the German soldier Horst Schopis, working on set with cast and crew from diffrent countries and of course we wanted to find out more about Rupert’s Liverpool accent.


To give you a little glimpse:

FL: His Liverpool accent is really heavy!
ICM: Yes?!
FL: It’s fun listening to it.
ICM: Is it that different to his own accent?
FL: Pretty different! If you read the lines… I mean, we know the lines, but sometimes it was really difficult to understand what he said. We asked every now and then “What did he say?”. Even the English people have their problems to understand this hard accent.

You’ll find the whole interview at our press page here following up our interviews with Kitty Kratschke, make-up artist, and Nils Petter Molvaer, soundtrack composer of “Into The White“.
And for our German followers we also have a German version of the interview here.


Thanks a lot Florian for taking your time with us and thanks to Melina for helping with the translation!