Rupert Grint: New Article about the Release of CBGB!

September 18, 2012, 12:53pm– Rolling Stone has published a new article about Rupert Grint‘s upcoming film CBGB where he is co-starring once again with Alan Rickman. The article is full of new information about the film’s shoot and the ongoing editing process that is happening right now.

Director Randall Miller and writer Jody Savin also talk about the dificult casting decisions when the actors have to portray well-known people:

“That’s always a tough creative decision,” Savin said of recruiting actors who embody the spirit of the musicians over relying on straight impersonations. “It was tricky,” Miller added, explaining the filmmakers’ year-long search for actors who not only looked the part, but also played the instruments that corresponded to their characters. “It’s all about just finding the authentic people.”

The article also mentions Rupert specifically and Cheetah Chrome has a nice quote about Rupert‘s portrayal of the Dead Boys guitarist:

Things immediately clicked between actor Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame and guitarist Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys, whom the young actor portrays. Though Grint’s English accent initially worried him, Chrome, who has a seven-year-old son and has seen every Harry Potter movie, says his only advice to Grint was to mumble a lot.
“The first day I saw him on-set, he hit it dead-on,” Chrome told Rolling Stone. “He had me down. I’m really glad he’s doing me.” Chrome himself wasn’t left out of the film: he has a cameo as a cranky cab driver who hates punk music.

The film is expected to be released in 2013 – we will keep you updated on any and all news about CBGB. You can read the entire article here which also includes a new still from the film.

Confirmed: Rupert Grint to Star in CBGB!

May 23th, 2012, 4:08pm– Another day, another role for Rupert Grint. We are still not over the excitement from the other day when we got the confirmation that Rupert would be filming The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman right now in Romania.

Now, Variety is reporting that Rupert will take part in yet another film – this time it is the film CBGB helmed by Randall Miller, who is also directing Rupert in The Drummer which will be filmed in the fall.


Variety describes the film, which is also starring Rupert’s Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman,and even discloses which role Rupert will play in the film:

“CBGB” stars Alan Rickman as CBGB owner Hilly Kristal and the New York City club’s impact on the underground music scene, highlighting artists like the Talking Heads, the Ramones and Blondie. Grint will play Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys, who played a prominent role during the club’s rise.

We are currently awaiting confirmation on Rupert’s involvement in this project.

Update: The news has been confirmed! It is a great time to be a Rupert Grint fan. :D

Update #2: Check out this article from The Hollywood Reporter about the great cast that CBGB is gathering. It also includes new information regarding where and when the actual filming will take place:

CBGB begins shooting June 25 at Meddin Studios in Savannah, Ga., before moving on to New York City to complete filming.

Rupert Grint in new Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection clip!

March 22th, 2012, 10:58AM– Warner Bros has just revealed that later this year, the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection DVD/BluRay set will be available with lots of new, unseen bonus features.
Yahoo.com have published a first clip from the set, featuring our dear Rupert Grint talking about the drawing he made of Alan Rickman on the set of the first Harry Potter film, as well as Alan commenting on the drawing.

You can see the clip below.

The new box set will contain all eight films along with 37 hours of extras, and will be on sale at 10 September 2012.

Rupert Grint Speaks To The Sunday Times!

November 5th, 2010, 11:07pm–Halloween may be over, but the treats keep on coming! In a revealing new interview for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in the Sunday Times, Rupert Grint talks Julie Walters, Alan Rickman, Ron’s dark turn, the Ron and Hermione kiss and even fame. Plus we get two new photos of Rupert that are very different from what we’ve seen before. A little dark, brooding, moody and intense. You can view them here. And you can read the interview here though I think you need a subscription to do so, so thanks to SnitchSeeker for the quotes. If anyone can share more or if there is a scan out there, please send it over!

On Alan and Julie:

“Alan Rickman [who plays the menacing Severus Snape] fascinates me,” says Grint. “He always seems to be in character. He’s really quite intimidating with that air about him. Actually, he’s nice to talk to, but he’s got this presence that makes you feel like he’s unapproachable.” Julie Walters is one of his favourites. “I’m quite close to her. She’s warm. She really is like my mum, and she’s seen us grow up.”

On Ron’s dark turn:

“My part really improves,” says Grint. “It’s more complicated. Ron has a total freak-out, and gets jealous and angry. There’s a lot of paranoia and grief, and he falls in love. It’s quite a big moment for him.”

On the kiss:

The final book and this film also include the first kiss between Ron and Hermione, a relief for frustrated viewers. Rowling hinted at an attraction between the two for a long time, and there were petty jealousies and near misses. “The kiss happened quite naturally, and in the second part of Deathly Hallows they’re really quite couply, holding hands a lot. It wasn’t like it came from nowhere. It was quite a tricky kiss, a bit strange, but quite sweet really. It was just one shot, but we had about six takes. It was all right, yeah. Easy after the first take,” says Grint, then adds, “I’ve almost no memory of it at all.”

On fame:

Grint often gets followed down the street or accosted in bars. When he goes with his mates to rock festivals, he has been known to wear a duck mask, just so he can walk around freely.

“You develop an instinct for it. You can hear people saying your name, feel their stares. But it depends where you are. Here in Britain, people are a lot more reserved. In America it’s kind of crazy: louder, a few screams, and they want me to sign stuff – them. I once signed a tattoo of me, Dan and Emma on a guy’s arm. He was quite an old guy, 40, freaky, quite weird. It wasn’t a great tattoo either. I looked a bit like Anne Robinson.”

On the end:

“It felt like the last day at school,” says Grint. “Packing up all the stuff in my dressing room, all the old toys still there from when I was 11… I’d underestimated how emotional it would be. We all cried.”

On being casted:

“I suppose when they selected us as kids, they weren’t expecting us to act that much. They didn’t really want kids from drama school. I always felt quite a strong connection to Ron. I don’t know if it was just a ginger thing though,” he says, laughing. His hair is actually less carroty in real life: “Yes, the sun calms it down a little bit.” As for the Rupert-Ron intermingling, he says: “Possibly I’ve taken on some of his characteristics and we have merged into the same kind of person.”

And a lovely quote from Julie Walters!

“When he first started he was really cute and really shy,” recalls Julie Walters, who has played Grint’s screen mum Molly Weasley from the start. “My abiding memory of him is at the first premiere and Grant, my husband, and I looked at Rupert and there was a beautiful little moon face, and he looked like a rabbit caught in the flashbulbs. He was such a sweetheart you wanted to cuddle him.”

UPDATE: Thanks to Manda1 we have the entire Times article online for you here!

Rupert Grint: Lego Harry Potter Behind The Scenes Gag Reel!

July 2, 2010, 7:55 PM–Now that the filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has concluded, and we are entering the home stretch for the two parted release of the final installment, we are getting more and more behind the scenes treats. With the purchase of the Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 Collectors Edition video game,  fans are  treated to a gag reel called, Fun on the Set of Harry Potter.

In this video, you can see Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Alfie Enoch, and others engage in fun antics throughout their years at Hogwarts!

You can see the video via Youtube, here!

Also, if you haven’t already done so, check out Noahus Magazine’s interview with some of our staff members, here.