March 31st, 2012, 2:51pm–In continuing with the post below we have more to add and wanted a fresh and brand new post. Ice Cream Man got the chance to ask Rupert Grint a few questions on the red carpet today. We will have pictures coming up on Monday but for right now here is the short Q&A with Rupert:
- Have you developed your skiing skills, now that you got your own ones?
Yeah, they gave me some skies. I am gonna try to do it, because I didn’t do very well in Norway. It’s one of the things I am gonna do.
- Can you tell us about your upcoming project “The Drummer”?
I am really excited about it. I am a big fan of the Beach Boys. It’s a cool part. It will be something different, it’s American so that will be interesting.
- So there will be an American accent?
So there we have it, folks! Rupert will be doing an American accent in “The Drummer”!
We also have a few MQ photos of Rupert on the red carpet that were released by various outlets which you can view here. HQ versions coming soon!
March 14th, 2012, 6:07pm–Variety and The Hollywood Reporter along with many major outlets are reporting that Rupert Grint has joined the cast of “The Drummer” along with Chloe Grace Moretz and Aaron Eckhart. The movie is a biopic based on The Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson. Rupert will be playing Stan Shapiro, a mail room intern at William Morris, who befriended Wilson during the last few years of the musician’s life.
This film is to be a major film role for Rupert and his first major film role since Harry Potter. We are inquiring with his reps right now and filming is to start in June. We will keep you updated on any new developments that come with this project. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: First, we have official word from Rupert’s reps that this film is indeed Rupert’s next project. Secondly Hollywood.com has a quote from Randall Miller on Rupert’s role and casting: “And Miller has high hopes for Grint as Shapiro: “Rupert’s character is the window into Dennis’ world. He is the everyman who witnesses the train wreck. Rupert is going to nail it.” Thanks Masha!
UPDATE #2: Another quote from screenwriter Jody Savin: “He is a brilliant young actor whose range exceeds his already stunning body of work,” from On The Red Carpet.