Rupert Grint talks about MOJO, first Cast photo!

MojoNewsIconRupert Grint talks about MOJO, first Cast photo!September 9th, 2013, 5:57am– Next month, Rupert Grint will make his stage debut as ‘Sweets’ in the play Mojo by Jez Butterworth, and the Standard.co.uk has just published an article with Rupert talking about his upcoming experience on stage:

“There are going to be expectations at my first stab at it. I’m trying not to think about it too much. It is something that really scares me. But part of it is I want to do something that scares me a little bit. It’s quite good to challenge yourself now and again.”

The article also features an image of the cast, also starring Colin Morgan, Daniel Mays, Ben Whishaw, Tom Rhys Harries and Brendan Coyle:

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The play Mojo runs from October 26 to January 25. Booking opens today, so head over here to grab your tickets.

UPDATE: Preparations for Mojo are in full swing. Head over to the official website here and take a look around, they’ve been changing it quite a bit today. Also, you can now follow all the news on facebook here

UPDATE #2: We now have our second picture of this fabulous cast in the first official poster for Mojo. Thanks to photographer Kevin Cummins who posted it on his twitter. Looks great – you can view a bigger version in the gallery here.

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Rupert Grint: I’m Not Trying To Shock People Or Make A Big Statement!

cbgb icon3Rupert Grint: I’m Not Trying To Shock People Or Make A Big Statement!August 7th, 2013, 2:40pm–In a brand new interview with USA Today, Rupert Grint talks about CBGB, Mojo, and his current taste in roles. On CBGB he said:

“It’s not really that I am trying to shock people or make a big statement,” says Grint, “It’s just part of moving on.”

USA Today continued in confirming a scene where Rupert, as Cheetah Chrome, drops his pants to prove he’s a real ginger. And during a show one of the The Dead Boys band members engages in a sexual act on stage.

He also talks about his West End debut playing petty crook and drug addict Sweets and had this to say about it:

“This is a completely new thing, a whole new level,” says Grint. “It does scare me. That’s kind of a reason why I want to do it.”

To read the entire article go here.

Don’t forget that either today or tomorrow the CBGB trailer will debut on Entertainment Tonight. The show is syndicated so check your local listings as what time it comes on. We will have the trailer up as soon as possible.

How to get Tickets for Rupert Grint’s Mojo!

MojoNewsIconHow to get Tickets for Rupert Grint’s Mojo!July 26th, 2013, 12:50pm– It was just confirmed yesterday that Rupert Grint would be playing Sweets in the Jez Butterworth play Mojo. But you can already reserve your tickets today!

We have received the following official announcement from Rupert‘s representatives which also gives instructions as to how to book early advanced tickets for the show’s preview run:

RUPERT GRINT MAKES WEST END DEBUT IN “MOJO”

This Autumn, Rupert Grint will make his stage debut in a new production of Jez Butterworth’s Olivier award-winning play Mojo, directed by Ian Rickson.

Tickets officially go on sale for this limited season in September but sign up now for exclusive access to the first few weeks of performances at special preview prices.

Set against the fledgling rock ‘n’ roll scene of 50s Soho, this savagely funny play delves into the sleazy underworld and power games of London’s most infamous district.

Joining Rupert onstage will be Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey, The Weir), Daniel Mays (Made in Dagenham, Mrs Biggs, The Winterling) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, The Hour, Peter and Alice).

Performances from 26 October.
HAROLD PINTER THEATRE
Tickets starting from just £15.
Public Booking opens in September but go to www.mojotheplay.com now to sign up for priority booking information.

So just sign up for priority booking information on the official website HERE and you will be able to book your tickets right away!

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

OtherMovieNewsIcon2Rupert Grint Confirmed for West End Debut in “Mojo”!July 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.

Rupert Grint in Talks to Make West End Debut in “Mojo”!

OtherMovieNewsIcon2Rupert Grint in Talks to Make West End Debut in “Mojo”!July 5th, 2013, 1:48pm– MojoCover The internet has been buzzing since last night when The Daily Mail published an article about Rupert Grint being in talks to make his theatre debut in the West End production of Mojo. The news spread quickly, especially since the article states that Rupert already took part in a reading with director Ian Rickson and actors Ben Whishaw, Daniel Mays and Rupert’s former Cherrybomb costar Robert Sheehan.

This is very exciting news and we definitely need to keep our fingers crossed. We have just heard back from Rupert‘s representatives, and although they are not ready to make any confirmation on the news, they do say that he is in talks to star in the play.

The Jez Butterworth play has previously been adapted for the stage as well as the cinema, and although we don’t know yet which character Rupert is being considered for, the play itself sounds very challenging and intriguing:

The drama is set in a lowlife club in Soho in 1958 and focuses on a handsome rock singer with star potential who gets caught up in uncouth goings-on involving a gangster, club owner and band manager.

UPDATE: Today, photographer Charlie Gray posted this very interesting tweet:

Fantastic shoot this morning with the beautiful Helen McCory & charming Rupert Grint!

Rupert‘s representatives have told us that this was a charity photoshoot and that we can expect the pictures to be out around October. We can’t wait to see them!